ISF takes part in the journey to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

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The Summit is seen to become the turning point in the world’s journey to achieve the SDGs, with only 10 years remaining in the 2030 Agenda.

The International Seed Federation (ISF) is pleased to take part in the preparation towards the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. Convened by the UN Secretary General António Guterres, this important multi-stakeholder event will provide a platform for ambitious new actions, innovative solutions, and plans to transform food systems and leverage these shifts to deliver progress across all of the SDGs.

Last July, ISF Secretary General Michael Keller participated in a consultation meeting as part of the ongoing preparations for the Summit. “We in the seed sector take this opportunity to spark dialogue and collective actions that will support transformations and systemic changes needed for a sustainable food system,” said Keller.

“The current health crisis is teaching us that the united efforts of all actors in the food system is key to prevent a global food security crisis and this cooperation should be as inclusive as possible,” he added.

Following the first consultation with private sector representatives of several associations, where ISF provided input on seed sector contributions to the food value chain, a CEO-level private sector consultation with seed sector representatives will take place on 15–16 September 2020. ISF will continue to engage internally and externally in the coming months.

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