Food systems transformation is at the nexus that links food security, nutrition, human health, climate change, and nature and ultimately the future viability of our survival on this planet.
Food systems, and their power to impact global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, social justice, global public health, and pandemic recovery, are starting to gain more prominence on the global stage. The inaugural UN Food System Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021 was an incredible opportunity to elevate the role and importance of food systems in the global dialogue and surfaced some of the most ambitious and actionable ideas to shift our food systems around the world.
Ancient knowledge and modern innovations already exist that could hold the keys to a sustainable food future, but there is an urgent need to integrate food systems into the broader global agenda for climate and nature, especially for climate change and COP26 in Glasgow this November. We need to continue to build momentum, elevate existing and emerging solutions, and create accountability for an ambitious agenda to transform our food systems for the sake of people and planet.
This event will convene leaders in conservation, nutrition, and food systems innovation to highlight some of the most critical game changing solutions needed to transform food systems, elevate the importance of food systems to the global agenda for climate and nature, and to translate commitments into action to achieve systems-level change we need for a sustainable food future.
- Dr. Melissa D. Ho- Senior Vice President, Freshwater & Food, WWF-US
- Carter Roberts- President & CEO, WWF-US
- Dr. Raj Shah- President, Rockefeller Foundation
- Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg- Executive Director, Rise at Schmidt Futures
- Irish Baguilat- Coordinator for UN Decade of Family Farming and Women Farmers’ Agenda, Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA)
- Dr. Martin Frick- Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit.
- Dr. Lawrence Haddad- Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), co-chair UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 1.
- Joao Campari- Global Leader, Food Practice, WWF.
- Michelle Nunn- President and CEO of CARE USA, co-chair UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 4