Please note that Virtual Roundtable 3 - "Going to scale with nourishing, safe and healthy diets –Actions and Commitments we aim for the Japan Nutrition for Growth Summit and the Food Systems Summit" is now open for registration (see below)
Our food systems are not delivering to their potential, and must be transformed to provide affordable, nutritious and safe diets for the good of human and planetary health. The private sector is a key ally in the fight for this transformation given its position and role in the provision of food products. Exploring innovative ways of collaboration and engagement is key to improve nutrition and diets sustainably and at scale.
In this regard, FAO and GAIN will co-host a trio of high-level virtual roundtable webinars with private sector stakeholders – from large multinationals to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including farmers – as well as stakeholders from government, academia, and civil society, to discuss the practical and strategic engagements and on-going and potential partnerships in reshaping our food systems to provide healthy diets for human health as well as the planet health. This would be the important milestone for the upcoming global events including the Nutrition for Growth Summit and the Food Systems Summit in 2021.
The key objectives of the three roundtables is to discuss and identify how and what businesses can do to provide consumers with healthy diets, and how enabling policy environment can be created for effective implementation where right kinds of incentives are laid out for consumers to enjoy the healthy environment. The dialogue will have a particular focus on SMEs, given their important role in most low and medium-income countries, and the role they can in the transformation of food systems.
Discussions will be based on a series of three Discussion Papers – "Stepping-up – everyone around the table for better nutrition and healthy diets" – that have been produced to inform the three Virtual Roundtables:
- Virtual Roundtable 1 – 21st July 2020, 1pm to 3:30pm CET - Business Strategies for the Delivery of Healthy Diets for a Healthy Planet
- Virtual Roundtable 2 – 22nd July, 1pm to 3:30pm CET - Strengthening National Policy Making for Healthier Diets – How can business and government work better together?
- Virtual Roundtable 3 – 23rd July, 1pm to 3:30pm CET - Going to scale with nourishing, safe and healthy diets –Actions and Commitments we aim for the Japan Nutrition for Growth Summit and the Food Systems Summit