As the crisis worsens every day, we must act fast and with determination. Responsible, green and long-term private sector engagement, hand-in-hand with donors and partner countries, is indispensable on the road towards zero hunger.
Youth are the main actors in shaping a sustainable food system transformation and rural youth employment has direct links to a broad spectrum of thematic areas in development cooperation.
We need to do our best to understand youth and include them in all their diversity.
The 50x2030 initiative and Ceres2030 report made valuable contributions to the UN Food Systems Summit, highlighting the critical importance of data and evidence based approaches to donor investments in food systems.
Beyond the Food Systems Summit, looking at how donors are contributing towards food systems transformation and the SDGs will be one of the key focuses for the SDG2 Roadmap Working Group.
Land is synonymous with identity, culture, power, development, food, and human security. Good land governance is essential for sustainable use of our land, our environment, our shared prosperity, and our common future, for a world in which all groups and multi generations live, thrive and prosper on land in equal stature.
ILC members come together to work for people-centred land governance. We believe that this is a pathway to addressing the major challenges of our time; mitigating the climate crisis, overcoming extreme inequality, building democracy and promoting sustainable food systems.
Women’s access to and control over land is critical for development. We know from country studies that greater control over land leads to better food security and nutrition for that woman’s family. Investing in women’s land rights is an investment in the future.
Without land tenure systems that work, economies risk missing the foundation for sustainable growth, threatening the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable the most. It is not possible to end poverty and boost shared prosperity without serious progress on land and property rights.