WEBINAR: UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 4 – Second Public Forum

1 February 2021. UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 4 (AT4) – Second Public Forum. by CARE USA and Michelle Nunn

Recording forthcoming

The ambition of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit is to launch a collective journey of transforming our food systems to give us the best possible chance of delivering on the 2030 Agenda. Everyone has a role to play in this. Only by coming together and challenging one another we can spark new ideas and create meaningful impact.

Action Track 4 (AT4) is concentrating on the livelihoods at the various points within food systems – from the small-scale farmer to the retailer – and how we advance equity throughout. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed fundamental flaws in food systems, leaving millions of people without access to adequate nutritious foods and without reliable sources of income to provide for themselves and their families. This reality is no truer than for women who represent 43 per cent of the farming workforce in developing countries. Women are a key—yet often invisible—actor in food systems. True transformation means women must have a seat at the table as the leaders, innovators, farmers, caretakers, and saleswomen that they are.

Over the past two months, AT4 has sourced solutions through public consultations and surveys. Questions: Did we get it right? What is missing? What is the best way of engaging with you as AT4 moves forward?

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1 December 2020. This event concentrated on Action Track 4 (AT4) – livelihoods at the various points within food systems – from the small-scale farmer to the retailer – and how we advance equity throughout. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed fundamental flaws in food systems, leaving millions of people without access to adequate nutritious foods and without reliable sources of income to provide for themselves and their families. This reality is no truer than for women who represent 43 per cent of the farming workforce in developing countries. Women are a key—yet often invisible—actor in food systems. True transformation means women must have a seat at the table as the leaders, innovators, farmers, caretakers, and saleswomen that they are. And as the rights holders they are. 

Each of the topics were introduced by members of the AT4 leadership team. 
  • Michelle Nunn (CARE, AT4 Chair), 
  • Shakuntala Thilsted (WordFish, AT4 Vice-Chair), 
  • Mai Thin Yu Mon (UN Global Indigenous Youth Caucus, AT4 Vice-Chair), 
  • Marie Haga (IFAD, AT4 UN Anchor) 
  • and Jikun Huang (Link to Scientific Group for AT4) provided reflections on the Summit, AT4 and current discussions during this meeting. 
  • The event was moderated by Rediet Abebe, Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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