The presentation will introduce the sustainable food systems programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), adopted by governments at Rio+20. This programme, to be led by the governments of South Africa and Switzerland and two international NGOs (HIVOS and an environment NGO), aims to ensure that “All food systems are sustainable, delivering food security and nutrition for present and future generations”.
Among the programme work activities are those of: 1) building capacity and enabling conditions for sustainable food systems; and 2) increasing access to knowledge, information and tools to mainstream sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in food systems. Sustainable agriculture is the foundation of any sustainable food system, and there are a number of “integrated approaches” and practices which can be classified as sustainable, including organic, climate smart and conservation agriculture.
To secure the volume of sustainable food products for a wide scale shift to sustainable food systems (SFS), researchers, practitioners and advocates of these different systems need to work together. The 10YFP SFS programme, which already includes more than 100 actors, will be reaching out to the sustainable agriculture community to secure your broad and intensive engagement in this global programme.