Every stakeholder in the food value chain – from farmers, to producers, to scientists, to retailers, to investors, to civil societies, to consumers – has a pivotal role to create healthier, equitable, and more sustainable food systems. With the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals deadline fast approaching and the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis has further exposed the vulnerabilities in food systems - highlighting the insecurity of rural livelihoods, the tragedy of food waste and stark inequities in access to healthy food. The UN Food Systems Summit (FSS) in Fall 2021 presents an unique opportunity to bring together all stakeholders from across and related to the food value chains to address these challenges and unlock barriers to food systems transformation.
By working collectively to define “what” a positive food systems future looks like and “how” to achieve it, we can ensure that the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 signals a ‘turning point in history’ and helps catalyze the collaborations, policy changes, financial solutions, and innovations that will create long lasting impact at grassroots and global level.
To accelerate the agenda and to mobilize multi-stakeholder action in pursuit of this future Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organizing Pre-Event in support of the UN Food Systems and National Food Processing Conclave 2020 on 23rd November 2020.