Towards a healthy and sustainable global food system for people and planet
The Danish Minister for Food, Fisheries and Equal Opportinuties and Minister for Nordic Cooporation hosted the 4th annual World Food Summit – Better Food for More People on 29-30 of August 2019 at the National Parliament, Denmark.
The agenda of World Food Summit 2019 was based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the overall aim was to establish a platform for key policy makers, academia, business leaders and civil society to contribute to transforming the global food system into a sustainable and healthy global food system.
Agenda for the World Food Summit in 2019
How do we create this the necessary change? And what is the role of governments, international organisations, private sector, academia and civil society?
Based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the World Food Summit brought together leaders from around the world to discuss concrete solutions, on how to transform the global food system focusing on the following topics:
- Ensuring Food Safety and Food Security
- Better Health and Diets
- Improved Ressource Efficiency
The World Food Summit 2019 identified key actions from all stakeholders globally that will enable us to reach the identified Pathways towards a healthy and sustainable food system and the sustainable development goals.
During the World Food Summit 2018 ten countries became signatory partners to one or more of three commitments. The three commitments are about information and nutrition, food safety and food waste. The commitments between signatory countries create a framework that can cultivate tangible results going forward and establish cooperation between partner countries on fostering local solutions and public-private partnerships. It is the hope to engage more signatory partners during the World Food Summit in 2019.