Commitments to action
A Call for Integrating the Role of Food Science and Technology in Sustainable Food Systems
Online FST community, under the guidance of the HFST (Humanitarian Food Science and Technology) international group, International collaborative and open-access initiative
Although Food Science and Technology (FST) plays a key role in sustainable food systems, particularly in post-harvest operations, its role has not been fully recognised by many actors. Therefore, a collaborative, cross-cutting online group has been set up under the guidance of the international Humanitarian Food Science and Technology (HFST) group, with the following objectives:
- Raising and increasing awareness among the Food Systems Summit 2021 decision-makers and stakeholders about the role that the FST community should and is ready to play
- Collating past and current evidence-based experiences, and collaborating in designing and assessing new ones that demonstrate the positive impact that FST may have on sustainable food systems
- Helping disseminate these experiences through education and transformative changes that more specifically addresses future generations
As a first step, this group posted an online statement for endorsement at https://www.change.org/p/fst-and-un-food-systems-summit-2021-agenda on “Including the specific role of Food Science and Technology in the Food Systems Summit agenda”. As of 20/09/2021, more than 500 people from 65 countries had signed this statement.
Jay Sellahewa, Online FST community, under the guidance of the HFST (Humanitarian Food Science and Technology) international group
FST (Food Science and Technology)
Sustainable food systems
World Vision’s Commitment to Increased Action on Ecosystem Restoration and Regenerative Agriculture Practices
World Vision is committed to increased action on Ecosystem Restoration and regenerative agriculture practices.
Protecting the Mountain Environment and Improving the Quality of Life of the People Living There (Especially Women’s Health)
Investors are threatening the environment and mountain life, food habits, culture, etc. in the hope of making a profit in the face of globalization.
Recognizing that cooperation and collaboration among various stakeholders are essential for promoting the transformation of food systems, Japan conducted as many as sixty-three national dialogues with stakeholders such as producers, private companies, subnational governments, organizations, and consumers.
Conflict, climate-related and health disasters cause major disruptions to food systems, with devastating consequences for the people that depend on them. National social protection systems help address extreme vulnerability through providing social safety nets to the most vulnerable people when disaster hits.