Hivos & IIED's paper shows how 'Sustainable Diets for All' empowers low-income groups to advocate for inclusive, sustainable food system policies integrating climate resilience.
22 July 2020
  • Sustainable Food System
Involve marginalized groups to make food systems more climate-resilient

Responding adequately to Covid-19 and achieving the SDGs in the next ten years will need to include serious efforts to rein in and adapt to the impacts of climate change. Climate change is already hitting low-income and marginalized groups the hardest. If we want to realize a just and rights-based transition to climate-resilient and inclusive societies, we need to make sure of one important thing. That all those in today’s food system – especially those hit hardest – are involved in re-shaping our future food system.

Hivos and IIED's new paper shows how Sustainable Diets for All program has empowered CSOs and low-income groups to advocate for more inclusive, sustainable food system policies that integrate climate resilience. 

Download the paper "Food systems and climate changehere.

It’s now or never

"The next “decade of action” for sustainable development and combatting climate change is here – and the time to act boldly is now. With Covid-19 amplifying the imbalances and unjust structures of our food system, the need for an inclusive and green recovery is staring us in the face. Failing to shift towards climate-proof food systems risks collapsing the ecological and social-economical support structures our societies are based on. For the benefit of future generations, we must prevent the climate crisis from worsening any way we can. Radically transforming the food system by putting citizen’s voices and needs – so often ignored – at the center of the transformation is crucial".

Read more about the paper and the Sustainable Diets for All program.

Sustainable Food Systems

Hivos is a MAC member of the One Planet network Sustainable Food Systems programme. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership focused on catalyzing more sustainable food consumption and production patterns. Our shared vision enables our partners to collaborate on joint initiatives, which range from normative, advocacy and policy support activities, to research and development projects as well as on-the-ground implementation activities that address our food systems challenges. The Programme promotes a holistic approach, taking into account the interconnections and trade-offs between all elements and actors in food systems. IIED is a partner of SFS. 

  • Sustainable Food System
Food, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)