Reshaping Agri-Food Systems to Build Back Better
On occasion of the Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting, the ad-hoc Development Session and the Foreign and Development Joint Ministerial Session held in Matera under the G20 framework, the Future Food Institute together with World Food Forum is organizing a the workshop “Reshaping Agri-food Systems to build back better” on June 29, 2021 from 10.30 CEST.
The workshop is organized within the framework of the T20 Spring Roundtables and Food For Earth, a long term partnership between the Future Food Institute and FAO. The event will be hosted by the University of Basilicata under the patronage of the City and Province of Matera.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown, once more, the intrinsic weaknesses of the current food production and consumption models at a global level. More efficient, eco-sustainable and locally routed agri-food productions, combined with an optimized food distribution and management, especially in the cities, and healthier and more sustainable eating habits are required for a more effective, fair and resilient post pandemic food safety and nutrition security worldwide. The G20 countries must play a crucial role in promoting more sustainable agri-food systems to leave no one behind and build back better. The Italian Presidency of the G20 and the G20 members’ actions are essential both domestically and globally to promote sustainable growth in food and agriculture, to foster better nutrition and to build back better. 2021 is a crucial year to achieve progress on food and nutrition security with a series of high-profile events that have the potential to drive significant political commitment, regulation and financial flows in the direction of a more just and sustainable food systems. The Matera Declaration will be essential to boost multilateral and collective actions through the FAO-led Food Coalition, and to push forward a global Call to Action to address emerging food crises and achieve the Zero Hunger goal by 2030.
The aim of this workshop is to discuss these challenges and present the preliminary results of a Think20 Policy Brief dedicated to the role of G20 in promoting more sustainable agri-food systems to build back better.