REPORT: NATIONAL AND SUB-NATIONAL FOOD SYSTEMS MULTI-STAKEHOLDER MECHANISMS: AN ASSESSMENT OF EXPERIENCES
This report analyzes national and sub-national Food Systems Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms (MSMs) to understand how they are designed, how they function, who participates, what works and what doesn't, and how they are contributing to the transition toward sustainable food systems.
Today, our food systems are destabilizing our planet and failing to provide all people with healthy and nutritious diets. Urgent transformation towards sustainable food systems is critical to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to maintain the Paris Agreement temperature rise target of 1.5ºC.
Systemic transformation is not an easy endeavor. Nonetheless, there is growing recognition that creating coherent policies for complex interrelated issues requires cross-sectoral, participatory approaches that enable adopting a 'systems lens'.
Bringing hope and inspiration, a range of innovative participatory governance experiences focused on resolving our food systems' interconnected challenges have been mushrooming across the globe in recent years - so-called Food Systems Multi-Stakeholder Mechanisms (MSMs).