Feedback report Independent Dialogue

On May 18, 120 Dutch and international experts from various sectors developed recommendations for the action agenda of the Food Systems Summit during an Independent Dialogue. This Independent Dialogue was convened by Netherlands Food Partnership, Rabobank, Wageningen University & Research, the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW), Oxfam Novib, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Participants showcased examples, shared practical recommendations, and discussed opportunities for scaling up multi-stakeholder platforms that can be replicated and scaled up in different parts of the world, focusing on its achievements, challenges, solutions, and contribution to systemic change to reach SDG2. Specific roundtables were organized on seven topics. Each roundtable concluded with recommendations on how to integrate working through multi-stakeholder platforms to achieve sustainable food systems.

In general, participants agree Multi Stakeholders Platforms are key for achieving SDG2 and the 2030 agenda. Only together stakeholders can address the challenges ahead. Despite the difficulties they face, for instance, to level the playing field for each stakeholder to participate and contribute equally and meaningfully, Multi-Stakeholder Platforms can be a good vehicle for the much-needed transitions of food systems, provided they respect a few crucial rules.

We invite you to read the short version of the official report with key findings, recommendations and presentations of the cases. You can also download the official feedback report that has been added to the UN Food Systems Summit Dialogues Gateway.

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