Nine more harvests to transform our food systems: Let’s make them count for everyone, everywhere, and for all time
BY CHRISTINE CAMPEAU, LAWRENCE HADDAD, GUNHILD STORDALEN, SANDRINE DIXSON-DECLÈVE,SALEEMUL HUQ AND JOÃO CAMPARI
Over the past eight months we—in our capacity as Action Track Chairs for the UN Food Systems Summit—have received well over 2,000 written submissions from around the world on how to transform food systems so that they can deliver access to safe and nutritious foods for all, in ways that deliver sustainable consumption, use approaches that are positive and regenerative for nature, generate livelihoods and decent work for those who depend on the food system, while promoting equity and building resilience for all.
We have served as antennae, picking up these ideas; as convenors, bringing people together to develop them; as critical friends, challenging people to think more deeply about why their idea is transformative; and as connectors, working across the 500 action track members (at least half of whom are member state officials) to ensure that synergies within and across the action tracks are realized with trade-offs identified, minimized, and managed.
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