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Policy Brief: Governance of Food Systems Transformation

Authors

  • Participants of the Governance Action Area

Contributors

  • Sara Scherr
  • Juan Ramos

Publishers

  • UN Food Systems Summit

Date

June 1, 2022

Short Summary

Transforming our collective food systems–from local to global–is necessary to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Yet food systems are complex: they encompass multiple sectors–from seeds to land health, from local production to global value chains, and from consumption patterns to food waste management. This brief defines Food System Governance, presents Guiding Principles for Food […]

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Transforming our collective food systems–from local to global–is necessary to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Yet food systems are complex: they encompass multiple sectors–from seeds to land health, from local production to global value chains, and from consumption patterns to food waste management. This brief defines Food System Governance, presents Guiding Principles for Food Systems Transformation, outlines a human-rights based approach to governance, and lays out key dimensions of effective food system governance.