FSS special panel highlights the importance of strengthening food systems
The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that the world needs to create and strengthen resilient, healthy, and sustainable food systems.
The discussion was the theme of the panel “Food Systems after the pandemic: rethinking production and consumption to ensure sustainable development”, promoted by the Food Systems Summit at the Brazil Africa Forum 2020.
The dialogue had the presence of Fabrice DeClerck, EAT Science Director; Divine Ntiokam, Founder and Managing Director of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network; and Alison Cairns Director of Food Systems Transformation, Food & Nature Program at the World Council for Sustainable Development. The session was moderated by Claudia Martínez Zuleta, Co-chair of the Country Programs of the Food and Land Use Economy – FOLU.
“My hope is we learn the lesson of how we can work better on prevention, rebuilt resilient societies, and rewarding farmers for the work they are doing for healthy food,” said Fabrice DeClerck during the dialogue.
Divine Ntiokam also highlighted that we need “value chains well structured and digitalized to prevent future pandemics”.
Talking about the Food Systems Summit, Alison Cairns underlined that the event wants “people to come together, transform food systems and build a world where nobody has hunger”.
The Food Systems Summit intends to kick-start the last decade of the UN actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030.