Action Area 5.1 Food Systems Resilience

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Action Area 5.1 Food Systems Resilience

This action area focuses on Integrative and Nexus approaches and Anticipatory and Multi-Risk Reduction and Management actions to build food systems resilience to shocks and stresses related to conflict, fragility, environmental extremes, natural adverse events, economic shocks, pandemics such as Covid 19 and plagues. Specific areas of work include: i) Nexus Humanitarian Development & Peace; ii) the Water-Food-Energy Nexus, and iii) Anticipatory, Multi-Risk Reduction and Management Actions.

Focal Points: Jose Luis Vivero Pol, Loretta Hieber and Connell Foley.

Game Changing Propositions

5.1 A food & peace facility in countries facing the risk, reality or aftermath of a conflict-related crisis: A multidisciplinary hub made up of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding analysts, actors and funders in a country that faces the double burden of hunger and conflict.

5.4 Blended financing mechanism to small projects/initiatives locally owned by women and youth: Business services, project development, concessional loans, grants to locally owned gender and youth-sensitive incubation projects along agricultural value chain.

5.8 Expanded & improved food security forecasting and monitoring based on the IPC as the accepted global food security analysis standard.

5.10 Tools for accelerated breeding and trait mining for underserved crops like germplasm, sequencing, trait mining, phenotyping, precision agriculture.

5.23 Global network against food crises: an innovative approach to address complex food crises with integrative approaches: As the drivers of complex and protracted food crises are diverse (acting simultaneously or reinforcing each other), the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) is an innovative mechanism to tackle the root causes of food crises and promote sustainable and long-lasting solutions through (a) shared analysis and knowledge, (b) strengthened coordination in evidence-based joint responses and collective efforts across the HDP nexus, both at policy and field level.

5.20 Adaptive human-centric approach to resilient and sustainable water management: Tackling the water related risks within the farmer-led irrigation development sphere would provide opportunities for actors and stakeholders to come together and tackle challenges of both physical and economic water scarcity, resilience, and sustainability within our food system and multi-purpose self-supply – informing action that is intended to be inherently significant to the local context, and tailoring to the individual, communal and societal needs (including marginalized groups and women).

5.24 Global centre for risk assessment & policy on conflict and hunger: A global center with dispersed location to establish a common understanding of the pathways and root causes of food insecurity in conflict settings.

5.25 Systemic approaches to risk analysis: New and innovative approaches are required to better understand and manage the interconnected threats to food systems. Current risk management and governance mechanisms and approaches are inadequate for dealing with the way in which risk accumulates and is realized across sectors and scales.

5.6 Community gardens utilizing vertical farming tools for food security: Community and individual back-yard gardens utilizing vertical farming tools, local technologies, recycled and upcycled materials, low-cost drip irrigation or hydroponics.

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