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Sweden’s global food systems dialogue: Boost nature-positive food production – for people and the planet

In 2021, the world will convene for the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit to discuss and kick off a food systems transformation. All UN Member States have been invited to hold national Food Systems Summit Dialogues in preparation for the summit. Therefore, the Swedish Development Agency (Sida), the Swedish Ministry for Innovation and Enterprise, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), are arranging a series of Food Systems Dialogues that will feed into the summit and provide global perspectives to Sweden’s preparations.

Sweden’s third and final global Food Systems Dialogue will focus on how to achieve increased food security, protection of biodiversity, sustainable food production systems and restoration of degraded areas. What are the trade-offs? And how can we realize the human right to food within the boundaries of the planet?


  • Marija Milivojevic, Deputy Director, Secretariat for EU and International Affairs, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation Sweden
  • Ulrika Modeér, Assistant Secretary General UNDP
  • Estrella Penunia, Secretary General, Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development
  • Emile Frison, Member of International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, IPES-Food and member of Africa Europe Foundation Agriculture Strategy Group
  • Martin Persson, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology and Focali
  • Million Belay, General coordinator, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, AFSA
  • Richard Bemaronda, Program Manager, Marine Ecosystems and Fisheries Program, CANCO Kenya
  • Amy Ickowitz, Team Leader, Sustainable Landscapes & Livelihoods, CIFOR
  • Esse Nilsson, Senior Policy Specialist for Agriculture and Food Security, Sida


Maria Ölund, Project Manager, Focali – SIANI, GMV
Anneli Sundin, Communications Officer, AgriFoSe2030, SEI

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Sweden’s Global Food Systems Dialogues

Welcome to Sweden's Global Food Systems Dialogues - a series of dialogues that will feed into the Food Systems Summit and Sweden's preparations.

29 April 2021