Sirsi, India

Online consultation on 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme

At the UNCSD Rio+20 Conference in June 2012, Heads of State formally adopted the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP). The 10YFP is a global framework for action to enhance international cooperation on sustainable consumption and production (SCP). More information on the 10YFP can be found at www.unep.org/10YFP.

In March 2014, the 10YFP Board approved the request presented by various member states, FAO and UNEP for the development of a 10YFP Programme on Sustainable Food Systems based on the work and experience of the FAO-UNEP Sustainable Food Systems Programme and Agri-food Taskforce (see www.fao.org/ag/ags/sustainable-food-consumption-and-production/en/). Given the central role of food in society, the proposed 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFSP) is foreseen as a significant opportunity to contribute to accelerating the shift to SCP in both developing and developed countries.

Sustainable food systems are key to ensuring sustainable development. They have to ensure food security and nutrition and satisfy a growing demand for quantity, quality and diversity. At the same time current food production and consumption already exert a considerable impact on the environment and play a significant socio-economic role. Food systems are very diverse and their impacts also. A 10YFP SFSP needs to be relevant and adaptable to various local and regional specificities and take into account different levels of development.

By leveraging international collaboration, networks and research, stimulating innovation, new project implementation and scaling up current initiatives, a global programme on sustainable food systems aims at providing an opportunity to achieve measurable improvements towards more sustainable consumption and production of food. It is important to note that any policy, regulatory and voluntary instruments proposed by a 10YFP programme are implementable on a voluntary basis.

FAO and UNEP are playing a ‘catalyzing’ role in the development of the sustainable food programme. Any stakeholder, from any country, can be involved in the design and implementation of this programme: Governments, private sector, civil society, researchers, UN agencies, financial institutions, and others. This survey is your opportunity to contribute to this effort. You will also have the opportunity to register your ongoing interest in being involved in the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme at the end of this questionnaire.

The survey is expected to take 20 minutes. You can save your results and return to the survey if you wish. If you would like to receive additional information, please contact: agrifoodtaskforce@unep.org

Responses to this survey are due by Wednesday, 23 July 2014.

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