Transforming agrifood systems


Mainstreaming biodiversity across food systems is a genuinely cross-cutting subject. It goes beyond applying safeguarding mechanisms to tackle biodiversity loss or keeping endangered species out of harm’s way. Reconciling our food systems with nature means taking inclusive and integrative action to restore, conserve, and sustainably use biodiversity at every stage of the agri-food value chain. Targets 7, 10, 11, 14, 16 and 18 of the Biodiversity Plan (GBF) particularly address sustainable production to ensure food-security, avoid food-waste, reduce pollutions or negative impacts and support the transition.

The global way we produce, consume, handle, and relate to food often conflicts with nature. Unsustainable agricultural, aquacultural, fisheries and food practices pressure planetary boundaries in major issues and damage our relationship with nature.

A decisive, cross-sectoral shift towards sustainable food systems is crucial to achieving the new goals and targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), as well as the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We facilitate the exchange of knowledge on the transition to sustainable food production and consumption, in particular by facilitating access to information on good practices for various actors in the agri-food systems.

We support the assessment of harmful subsidies and spaces for reflection on favorable regulatory and political tools, as well as essential contributions by all stakeholders for the transition to sustainable agri-food systems.

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