National and Sub-national Food Systems Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms - Gent en Garde Food Policy Council (Belgium)
The National and Sub-national Food Systems Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms Report contributes to the One Planet network’s Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme’s goal to accelerate the shift toward sustainable food systems using a holistic approach.
The SFS Programme is one of six thematic programmes formed to implement the commitments made as part of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP).2 It is a collaborative multi-stakeholder partnership that promotes a systemic approach to accelerating the shift
toward more sustainable food systems.
The SFS Programme brings together existing initiatives and partnerships working in related areas, highlights good practices and success stories, and builds synergies and cooperation among stakeholders to leverage resources toward mutual objectives and to minimize duplication of ongoing efforts.
The SFS Programme’s work portfolio provides the basis from which the network can report on its progress to policymakers, UN officials, business leaders and the general public.
WWF, the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture and the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock are the current co-leads of the SFS Programme.
The programme is supported by a Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) consisting of 20 members from five different stakeholder clusters. Furthermore, the SFS Programme currently has over 160 partners from all stakeholder groups around the globe.