Linking agrifood SMEs to innovation for sustainable food systems: the role of multi-stakeholder approaches
The 4th global conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme will contribute to the 2023 Stocktaking Moment of the UN Food Systems Summit follow-up process by focusing on how food systems need to be transformed to overcome the multiple deeply rooted and interlinked crises of climate, biodiversity, conflict, energy, prices, hunger, malnutrition, and health to achieve the SDGs.
The Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme is a multi-actor partnership focused on catalyzing urgent transformation towards sustainable food systems, as a critical strategy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Through a shared vision of inclusive, diverse, resilient, healthy and sustainable food systems, our partners collaborate on joint on-the-ground activities, research initiatives and advocacy efforts in support of more coherent and holistic policies to address complex food systems challenges. To do this, the SFS Programme promotes a ‘systems-based’ approach, which tackles the food system as a whole, taking into account the interconnections between the elements and actors of our food systems and the indispensable trade-offs.
The SFS Programme is co-led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica, the Federal Office of Agriculture of Switzerland (FOAG), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). A Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee and a large network of partners collaborate on joint on-the-ground and research initiatives, policy support activities and policy advocacy efforts to address complex food systems challenges.