The white paper charts directions for how donors can support food systems transformation to follow up on the UNFSS and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Chapter 1. Introduction: From Ambition to Action
Donors need to move from understanding what and why we need a food systems transformation to how it is done, by coordinating and aligning, tackling structural barriers and applying a systems approach to their investments and initiatives.
Chapter 2. Outcomes of the United Nations Food Systems Summit
There is widespread acknowledgement that the Summit was successful in putting food systems on the international agenda, engaging numerous interest groups and having heads of state articulate the need to transform food systems to achieve the SDGs.
Chapter 3. Towards a Framework for Food Systems Transformation
This section offers a framework for thinking about change, structured around the why, what and how of food systems transformation. An important role for donors can be to support the “theory of change thinking” needed to develop technically and politically feasible transformation pathways.
Chapter 4. Catalysing Change: Areas for Action by Donors
Outlining the seven areas for action by donors to support food systems transformation, this section focuses on the catalysing role that donors can play by supporting national pathways, policy innovation, research and data production and promoting private sector engagement, while also ensuring social protection and disaster preparedness.
Chapter 5. Follow-up Implications, Opportunities and Priorities for the GDPRD
Within the context of the GDPRD’s overall strategic plan, the Platform can support donors by ensuring liaison on the follow-up to the FSS, undertaking focused cross-donor research, analysis and convening on priority themes and creating a space for knowledge-sharing and brokering.