Each programme of national dialogues has led to the identification of strengths and vulnerabilities in the national food system, often calling for further collaboration on specific issues involving multiple stakeholders and cutting across a range of sectors, often involving more than one country, within a defined region or internationally.
Over the past months, hundreds of individuals, governments, organizations and institutions are joining forces to support the transformation of food systems in line with the ambitions of the summit.
They have participated in the Summit’s Action Tracks, cross-cutting levers of change and Scientific group. They have coalesced around a number of issues that are high priority in national food systems transformation: they are proposing initiatives, alliances and coalitions to accelerate collective action. These emerging initiatives, alliances and coalitions have been inspired by the options explored during national dialogues. They are being designed to help nations and regions to advance the Summit’s vision of more inclusive, resilient, equitable, and sustainable food systems by 2030. They will do this in ways that are aligned with each country’s priorities and adapted to the local context.
Initiatives, alliances and coalitions are designed to offer tailored support to countries in response to their interests and priorities, on a strictly voluntary basis. Support from these initiatives, alliances and coalitions will help with the shift to future food systems by facilitating access to networks of experience and expertise, from local to global; by encouraging alignment and coherence; by catalyzing coordinated investment and collective action; by mobilizing resources, energy and political will; and by support for learning through the exchange of knowledge, lessons, best practices and capacities.
You will find here a (non-exhaustive) list of emerging coalitions in the context of the Food Systems Summit, as well as an introductory word addressed to National Convenors. Should you have any general question around these coalitions, a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document has been put together as a living document to answer these as the process continues to offer more clarity. Finally, a number of briefs have been prepared for each coalition to give a more detailed and action-oriented overview of what is proposed.
These materials should also further encourage you to develop and register relevant commitments on the Commitment registry.
For any remaining question, please do not hesitate to reach out to: Foodsystemssummit@un.org.