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8 August 2022

SIANI 2021 highlight: Food systems

In 2021 SIANI created awareness surrounding accelerating action, fostering engagement, and mobilising youth to transform global food systems to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2.

When food systems are sustainable and inclusive, they have the potential to deliver food security and nutrition and generate economic benefits or values for all system stakeholders.

In 2021, the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) further recognised that transforming the current food systems isnecessary for sustainable development and reaching the 17 SDGs.

This was reaffirmed at the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 furthermore it was acknowledged that transformative action through food systems can play an important role in driving the global recovery from the pandemic.

A food systems transformation requires multi-stakeholder collaboration and coordination, involving multiple actors including right-holders, duty-bearers and their intermediaries. Transformative action demands the engagement and close participation of the people who drive our food systems, such as smallholder farmers, SMEs, youth and Indigenous communities.

Download our 2021 Highlight Infographic and find out more about SIANI’s action prior to the Food Systems Summit and what SIANI did to empower the youth to transform global food systems.


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