Food systems are one of the most fundamental elements of human communities, societies, and economies, forming complex webs of food producers, supply and value chains, markets, and consumers. They are deeply interlinked with the defining global challenges of today: climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, sustainable development and the eradication of poverty, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food systems and food producers are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of these challenges, but they also provide an integrated, cross-cutting solutions space that holds immense potential for co-benefits and synergies. If global goals on climate action, food security, sustainable development, and biodiversity conservation are to be achieved, the food systems of today need to change.
This newsletter highlights the work of SLYCAN Trust on food systems and related topics, shares statements and information from a range of distinguished contributors, and provides links to knowledge products, event recordings, and key findings from the activities conducted by SLYCAN Trust.