The SDG2 Advocacy Hub worked with partners to develop a new policy consensus, crafted, and signed by smallholder farmers, civil society organisations, governments and international organisations that could contribute to and build on the momentum of 2021 global summits, align policy priorities and drive decision-making and investment, especially as the international community responds to Covid-19 and the unfolding global food crisis due to the broader impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In Ceres2030, we now have a strong body of evidence, gathered through modeling and research, that provides the basis for the policy consensus and the priority areas for action. The consensus does not intend to create a new strategy or plan for action. Instead, it is built on existing research, evidence-based guidance, approaches, and agreements. It reflects priorities identified in consultations with smallholder farmers, the UN Food Systems Summit and its national dialogues, the CFS Voluntary Guidelines, the reports of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition, the annual UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Reports; and commitments made through the Malabo Declaration and the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), at the Food Systems Summit, COP26 and Tokyo Nutrition for Growth. Find the full list on our website.
Farmers’ organizations, research institutions, advocates, policymakers and civil society organizations and more participated in side-events and dialogues over the course of a year to learn from one another, reinvigorate partnerships, coordinate efforts, and stand with small-scale food producers.
- UNFSS Pre-Summit Side Event – July 2021
- AGRF Side Event – September 2021
- CFS 49 Side Event – October 2021
- Farmer Dialogue – February 2022
- Chef Dialogue – April 2022
- An online consultation on a zero draft – March/April 2022
- Farmer Consultation on zero draft – April 2022