Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
By 2050, feeding a global population of almost 10 billion will require a radical transformation in how food is produced, processed, traded and consumed. Feeding this expanded population nutritiously and sustainably will require substantial improvements to global, regional and local food systems so that they can provide decent employment and livelihoods for producers and every actor along the food chain, offer affordable safe and nutritious products for consumers, and do so without damaging our natural resources.
FAO supports governments in building inclusive, efficient and sustainable food systems through leadership-driven action and collaboration, informed by evidence and innovation and in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals. FAO works closely with governments and key actors such as the private sector, civil society organizations, municipalities, regional economic community organizations and platforms integrating sustainability in its three dimensions (social, economic and environmental) across global, regional and local food systems. This is because FAO believes that only by mainstreaming food system development and turning holistic diagnostic approaches into actions, policies and investments will the challenges facing food systems be addressed.
Learn more about the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on food systems:
- Food Systems dashboard
- FAO Framework for the urban Food Agenda
- FAO launches Green Cities initiative
- FAO COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme - Food systems transformation
- FAO Food Systems website
- The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World 2020
UN Food Systems Summit 2021
The UN Food Systems Summit seeks to raise global awareness and land global commitments and actions that transform food systems to resolve not only hunger, but to reduce diet-related disease and heal the planet. The Summit will engage civil society, farmers, indigenous peoples, governments, the private sector, research institutions, think tanks, and implementing agencies in a variety of consultations ahead of the event itself in 2021.