Sustainable Food Systems for All:
Catalyzing Change through Multi-Stakeholder Action
1st Global Conference of the
10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme
hosted by the honourable Dr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa
21-23 June 2017
Pretoria, South Africa
Department of International Relations and Cooperation
O R Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale, Pretoria, 0084
The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Food Systems for all – Catalyzing Change through MultiStakeholder Action”. The conference will explore innovative multi-stakeholder approaches to tackle food systems challenges in general, and discuss the need of ensuring sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate and growing urbanization in the African context more specifically.
There will be high level panel discussions chaired by Dr. Rob Davis (MP), Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa. In addition, thematic discussions will be framed around presentations of the SFS Programme’s core initiatives, and there will be exhibition space for participants to present their own projects in support of sustainable food systems.
See the full Provisional Agenda.
Objectives of the Conference
The purpose of the conference is to build new partnerships and create synergies among stakeholders to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems. In this context, the objectives of the conference are to:
- Offer a dialogue platform to share experiences and exchange ideas;
- Encourage participants to transition into a crafting and decision-making mode, by proposing concrete collective actions and initiatives, and highlighting relevant tools, approaches and good practices;
- Underline the importance of a multi-stakeholder, systems-based approach to make food systems more sustainable; and
- Lay the foundations to kick-off cooperation on collective action(s) and initiative(s) to address the critical challenges in food systems and accelerate the shift to sustainability.
The conference will provide a spring-board to jumpstart new collaborative initiatives and consolidate existing alliances, and empower organizations to take action and achieve a real impact to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems.
Learn more by reading our Information Note.
Photo Credits: 1. © Greg Armfield / WWF-UK, 2. © Peter Chadwick / WWF; 3. © Meridith Kohut / WWF-US; 4. © Brent Stirton / Getty Images / WWF; 5. © Jonathan Caramanus / Green Renaissance / WWF-UK