The SDG2 Advocacy Hub and the International Institute for Sustainable Development are pleased to invite you to a UN Food Systems Pre-Summit Affiliated Session on
The 2021 SOFI Report spells out the urgency. Hunger has been rising steadily over the past few years, as a result of conflict, climate change and economic shocks. In 2020, the compounding impact of Covid-19 led to a dramatic rise in the percentage of people who are food insecure for the first time in years. Smallholder farmers are at the forefront of rising hunger and they are central to the transformation of food systems. The 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, as well as efforts to build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic provide us the opportunity to act.
Sectoral silos keep stakeholders from forming a clearly articulated, aligned policy consensus to improve the health, livelihoods, productivity and sustainability of smallholder farmers. This virtual session will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to engage in a lively discussion about the urgency and the opportunity to build a new consensus for smallholder farmers. Hear from Carin Smaller (IISD), Lawrence Haddad (GAIN, UNFSS-AT1), Mohamed Ajuba Sheriff (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Sierra Leone), Jo Swinnen (CGIAR), and others. You can find more information HERE.