In News: On the 15th and 16th of April 2021, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries will host the fifth annual World Food Summit – Better Food for More People live from the Confederation of Danish Industry in Copenhagen, Denmark.
About UN Food Systems Summit 2021
- The Secretary-General of the United Nations has convened a Food Systems Summit to be held in 2021.
- The UN Food Systems Summit aims to launch bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food, as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
- The Summit is scheduled to take place at the margins of the General Assembly in 2021 and will be guided by five Action Tracks that plan to bring together key players and draw on the expertise of actors from across the world’s food systems.
- Action Track 1: Ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all
- Action Track 2: Shift to sustainable consumption patterns
- Action Track 3: Boost nature-positive production
- Action Track 4: Advance equitable livelihoods
- Action Track 5: Build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress
- A number of Food System Summit Dialogues are planned leading up to the summit, including Member State Dialogues organized by national Governments. The outcomes of these will be of use in developing pathways to sustainable food systems and a valuable contribution to the various work streams in preparing for the Summit.
- The 2021 World Food Summit and associated events will focus on how to establish pathways for game-changing innovations necessary for sustainable food system transformations.
- The purpose is to contribute to the success of the UN Food Systems Summit that will take place in autumn of 2021 by providing input and showcasing examples that can lead to game-changing pathways.
- The overall aim of the World Food Summit is to establish a platform for key policymakers, academia, business and civil society leaders to contribute to the sustainable and healthy transformation of our global food systems.