A group of concerned actors has partnered to co-lead a series of Independent Dialogues ahead of the upcoming 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. The Dialogues will promote the centrality of land rights in building sustainable food systems.
Together, the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the International Land Coalition, the Land Portal Foundation, RVO & LANDac – the Netherlands Land Academy (both supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Welthungerhilfe are joining forces to hear experiences across the globe of how land rights can be a part of building sustainable and resilient food systems. The Summit, which is part of the Decade of Action to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, is the opportunity to remind the world of the key role that land plays in achieving the 2030 agenda. Food sustainability, as part of the 2030 agenda, cannot be achieved if the rights of those who depend on land for their survival are not secured.
This survey is part of a series of consultations to collect ideas and solutions for potential game-changing and systemic solutions to feed into the decision-making process and the outcome of the United Nations Food systems Summit. The survey will complement the outcomes of regional dialogues organised by the co-conveners and feed into the efforts of brining land rights as an inherent element in building inclusive, sustainable and resilient food systems in the world.
The Independent Dialogues will hear from women and men, family farmers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, and youth. They will also hear from governments and their development partners, and NGOs. The dialogues will inform the Summit by crowdsourcing promising ways of securing land rights that are locally based and locally led, which strengthen sustainable food systems. Dialogues will be conducted in Asia, Africa/Middle East/Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 10:00H CEST
AFRICA, EUROPE, AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 14:00H CEST
LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 09:00AM Peru Time
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