Universal social protection (USP) is an essential pillar for an inclusive and sustainable transformation of food systems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Yet, 71% of the world’s population are not adequately covered by social protection, with 55% not having any coverage and an additional 16% having only insufficient coverage.
In recent years, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the scale of social protection has significantly expanded, contributing to reduced poverty, risk, and vulnerability.
Based on innovative and well-known practices around the world, we are developing a coalition that promotes several ways for strengthening national social protection systems, including their design and implementation, and their coherence with agri-food systems, for unleashing their potential for poverty reduction, food security and better nutrition, decent work, and equitable and sustainable livelihoods.
Join the creation of a Coalition on Social Protection and Food Systems towards the UN Food Systems Summit in September and beyond!
On July 26 at the Pre-Summit, we will jointly discuss solutions and opportunities to promote better food security, nutrition, decent work and inclusive and sustainable livelihoods with a group of governments, civil society, academic, and international organizations.