UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 4 – Public Forum
01 December 2020
14.00 – 16.00 CET
The ambition of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit is to launch a collective journey of transforming our food systems to give us the best possible chance of delivering on the 2030 Agenda. Everyone has a role to play in this. Only by coming together and challenging one another we can spark new ideas and create meaningful impact.
Action Track 4 (AT4) is concentrating on the livelihoods at the various points within food systems — from the small-scale farmer to the retailer — and how we advance equity throughout.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed fundamental flaws in food systems, leaving millions of people without access to adequate nutritious foods and without reliable sources of income to provide for themselves and their families. This reality is felt especially deeply by women, who represent 43 per cent of the farming workforce in developing countries. Women are a key — yet often invisible — actor in food systems. True transformation means women must have a seat at the table as the leaders, innovators, farmers, caretakers, and saleswomen that they are—and as the rights-holders they are.
Over the past two months, we have started to define the nature of the tasks that AT4 will take on and how to implement them. To inform our next steps, we want to canvas ideas and create opportunities for you to participate, so we can listen to your input.
We would like your reflections on the following three questions:
- Do we have our topical focus in AT4 right?
- What does success look like?
- What is the best way of engaging with you as AT4 moves forward?
You are encouraged to join the conversation in the forum's live chat function.