The publications section offers a topic specific overview of the latest publications by international research organisations, civil society and academia, but also by the members and partners of the Platform.
The report is the third and final instalment in a trilogy, following the 2019 report on inequalities and the 2020 report on the risks of the Anthropocene. The 2021/22 report shares insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, climate change, and the cost-of-living crisis have generated a new “uncertainty complex,” which is reversing human development and unsettling lives globally.
This year’s report should dispel any lingering doubts that the world is moving backwards in its efforts to end hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms. We are now only eight years away from 2030, but the distance to reach many of the SDG 2 targets is growing wider each year.
2021 was an eventful year for the Platform, both at an operational level within the Secretariat and with external engagement. Our Year in Review, “Catalysing Systemic Change for Rural Development and Food Systems Transformation” reports on the activities and focus under the new Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.
This report, launched by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) finds that 87% of current support to agricultural producers, approximately USD 540 billion per year, include measures that are often inefficient, inequitable, distort food prices, hurt people’s health, and degrade the environment. This report provides evidence on the benefits of repurposing negative agricultural support rather than eliminating it altogether.
“Transforming Food Systems: Directions for Enhancing the Catalytic Role of Donors” provides global donors with options to transform our food systems, to make them more resilient and sustainable. Clear directions under seven action areas charts the ways in which donors can follow up on the United Nations Food Systems Summit and accelerate progress towards the SDGs and Agenda 2030.
This policy document on land tenure and sustainable agri-food systems is a collaboration between the ILC, FAO and GLTN, with support from the GDPRD. The report stresses the critical importance of land access and land tenure for more sustainable agri-food production and consumption systems.