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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: 3rd Global Conference of the One Planet network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme: week 1

25 November - 3 December 2020
. 3rd Global Conference of the One Planet (10YFP) Sustainable Food Systems Programme

The purpose of this 3rd global conference is to provide substantial input to the UN Food Systems Summit that is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of 2021, building on the achievements of the SFS Programme’s membership during the first five years of implementation as well as the outcomes of the Programme’s previous two global conferences.

Previous editions of the conference harnessed consensus on a range of priority areas for action. The 1st global conference in South Africa concluded with the Pretoria Resolution, while the 2nd global conference in Costa Rica finalized with the San José Call to Action.

Conference brief
REPORT: OPN (2020) Towards a Common Understanding of Sustainable Food Systems Key approaches, concepts, and terms. One Planet network Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme, 2020. 75 pages

The Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme is part of the One Planet network, formed to implement the UN 10-Year Framework for Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). The 10YFP was adopted by Heads of State and Government in 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), with the aim to promote cooperation to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP). 

The SFS Programme: a vision of multi-stakeholder dialogue to accelerate the shift to sustainable food systems:
  • The One Planet network SFS Programme is a 5-year long inclusive dialogue among food system stakeholders that is based on their wide range of on-the-ground research, experiences, policies and initiatives. 
  • The SFS Programme currently has over 170 members worldwide, bringing together leading organizations from government, the UN system, civil society, the scientific community, and private sector
Extract of the programme
25/11 Aligning collective action for food systems transformation 
  • Chantal Clément, Deputy Director, IPES-Food Speakers 
  • Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, CBD Executive Secretary 
  • Júlia Sánchez, Secretary General, ActionAid 
  • Francesco Branca, WHO Presentation 
  • Carmen Torres, (consultant One Planet network Sustainable Food Systems Programme): Multistakeholder Mechanisms for food systems transformation Speakers 
  • Esther Penunia, Asian Farmers Association 
  • Hurrem Betul Levent, Mezitli Municipality, Turkey 
  • Jason Baillargeon, Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-food, Canada
25/11 Side event 1: Presentation of the CERES report
25/11 Side event 2: Transformative actions to reduce unsustainable meat and dairy consumption

and production
(organised by Work Animal Net, ProVeg International, Bright Green, Compassion in Word Farming)
26/11 The science of characterizing and addressing the transition towards sustainable food systems (Part I) 
  • Christopher Béné, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT 
  • Food Sustainability Index. Samantha Grenville, Economist Intelligence Unit 
  • Food and Agricultural Benchmark: Carla Hommes and Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme, World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Food Systems Dashboard. Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University 
26/11 Transparent and comprehensive assessment of food system trade-offs to inform policy (Part II) 
  • Co-facilitators Elise Golan, USDA & Allison Loconto, INRAe 
  • Coastal Climate Resilient Infrastructure Project-Bangladesh, Freddie Harvey Williams, IFAD 
  • Challenges for the future and collective solutions for Zambia’s food system, William Chilufya, Hivos 
  • MASLAGO: A sustainable landscape management approach to save the lake that feeds Nicaragua’s cities: Nataly Pinto Alvaro, Rikolto Latin America
27/11Towards a holistic assessment of food systems policies 
  • Thanawat Tiensin, CFS Chair and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Thailand to FAO, IFAD & WFP  
  • Marion Jansen, Director, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD 
  • Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO 
  • Bard Vegar Solhjell, Director General, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 
  • Mark Radka, Deputy Director, Economy Division, UN Environment 
  • Alvin Dizon, Councilor, Cebu City, Philippines
27/11 Investing in food systems transformation 
  • Moderator  Rex Raimond, Transformational Investing in Food Systems – TIFS Initiative Facilitator 
  • Matheus Zanella, Global Alliance for the Future of Food Roundtable 
  • GV Krishnagopal, Access Livelihoods Group 
  • Ingrid Prem, German Agency for International Cooperation 
  • Daniel Moss, AgroEcology Fund 
  • Kisa Mfalila, IFAD
  • Lucy Acton, HSBC UK 
  • Dale Lewis, COMACO (tbc)
30/11 Addressing food systems through consumers – promoting awareness and behavioral change 
  • Chair Ulf Jaeckel, BMU, Germany 
  • Daniela Acuña, Ministry of Agriculture, Chile 
  • Ply Pirom, WWF Thailand 
  • Andre Nel, Pick n Pay 
  • Daniel Vennard, World Resources Institute 
30/11 Leveraging public procurement to accelerate SDG implementation 
  • Chair Stineke Oenema, UNSCN Coordinator 
  • Erika Bozzay , OECDIntroduction to the potential and requirements of public food procurement to function as a key food system transformation tool, 
  • Florence Tartanac, FAO 
  • Anne-Marie Saulnier, ECPAR 
  • Peter Defranceschi, ICLEI 
  • Doris Yawa Gab, Ghana
02/12 Our commitment for a sustainable food future 
Report from previous sessions 
Chair Christian Hofer, Director-General, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland 

The role of food systems in achieving the 2030 Agenda: with the Chairs of the Food Systems Summit Action Tracks: 
  1. Lawrence Haddad, GAIN 
  2. Ajay Vir Jakhar, Bharat Krishak Samaj 
  3. Joao Campari, WWF 
  4. Michelle Nunn, CARE USA 
  5. Saleemul Huq, ICCCD

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