What are 'must reads' to prepare for the UN Food Systems Summit

We have listed the most elementary reads and background materials for the UN Food Systems Summit here. In addition, if you prefer audiovisuals, we also included a few podcasts and videos about how reforming our food systems can help us all to achieve the SDGs by implementing reforms that are good for people and planet.

Food Systems transformation explained in two minutes

Publications Action Tracks

For each action track, the most recent documents can be accessed via the main button on that page. Important reading are the ‘synthesis reports of submitted game changing solutions’ which you will find under each action track. Action Track-1 , Action Track-2 , Action Track-3 , Action Track-4 , Action Track-5

Podcast series 'Laying down tracks'

Inspiring 8-part miniseries, led by Aaron Niederhelman, will feature world experts on issues related to world hunger, malnutrition, climate change, and much more.
Focused on the real experiences of rolling out the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, each episode will bring forward solutions through motivating discussions.

Papers from the Scientific Group of the Food Systems Summit

The Summit is committed to delivering the latest evidence-based and scientific approaches to food systems transformation by inviting a diverse range of input from actors everywhere.

From the Netherlands

  • Imke de Boer’s food systems vision

Recommendations from Independent Dialogue on Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Multi-stakeholder platforms are a recognized “game-changing solution” to achieve sustainable food systems, cutting across the 5 action tracks defined for the UN FSS 2021. The multi-stakeholder approach is one of the 3 key Dutch priorities for the UNFSS 2021. Multi-Stakeholder Platforms can be a good vehicle for the much-needed transitions of food systems if they meet a number of conditions. These were among the key insights developed during an Independent Dialogue on May 18, which gathered 120 Dutch and international experts from various sectors.

read on

More information on the Pre-Summit and the Summit

We can build a just and resilient world where no one is left behind


Nicole Metz.jpg

Nicole Metz

Netherlands Food Partnership