Transformation of food systems

People at the center

Accelerating the transformation of food systems holds substantial potential for alleviating rural poverty and mitigating climate change. Catalysts for change exist through the entire spectrum of food production, processing, storage, consumption, and waste management. Key areas for intervention include for example adopting territorial and integrated approaches, harnessing technological advancements to optimize yields and enhance productivity in a sustainable way across all production systems, working towards more inclusive and efficient value chains, managing losses and waste. Applying the principles of a circular economy and reshaping consumer behaviour will also contribute to the sustainability of our food systems.

It is imperative to keep bolstering the resilience of family farming, improve land tenure and land management practices, and leverage rapidly evolving technological innovations also for smaller farmers.

The tools and strategies required for the transformation of food systems toward a more sustainable and equitable future are readily available. Let’s implement.