Food systems are facing an unprecedented array of familiar and unfamiliar risks, interacting in a hyperconnected world and a changing landscape.
Commitments to action
Local Production for Local Consumption
Government of Tanzania, Ministry of Agriculture,Livestock and Fisheries
Productivity of food crops including cereals and grain legumes particularly in semi-arid dry land areas is about a ton per hectare. The yield gaps in terms of current versus potential levels are high – up to 4 tons per hectare in cereals. In vast areas farming still involve unsustainable slash-and-burn practices. Productivity of agricultural land in most areas is limited by limited use of appropriate fertilizers, land degradation, and soil health problems. Likewise, livestock productivity levels in terms of weight gains, and production of milk and eggs are low. Unsustainable fishing practices such as using unallowable gears in both marine and fresh waters still exist. Production failures mainly due to droughts and outbreaks of pests and diseases are not uncommon–and are exacerbated by climate change. Thus, upgrading the productivity of crops, livestock and fisheries is critical for sustainable food systems in the country by 2030.
Concretize investment in locally adaptive innovation and access to affordable technologies and digitalization; ensure equitable access to land and water use; increase Investment in infrastructures (irrigation, rural roads, fishing gears, and storage and processing); increase public-private investment in local seeds, s***n, animal breeds, and fingerlings production; expansion of access to extension services; strengthening producers skills and creativity; diversified production; diseases and paste management practices, promote precision and climate-smart agriculture.
Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stresses
Productivity, Climate change, technology
Commitments to action Food Producers’ Declaration for the UN Food Systems Summit International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF); Intercontinental Network of Organic Farmers Organisations (INOFO);
Commitments to action Faciliation of food system transformation on a corporate level Ukrainian Business and Trade Association (UBTAP) Ukrainian Business and Trade Association (UBTA) unites
Commitments to action Fighting Food Crises Along the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus Coalition International Food Policy Research Institute Structural institutional fragility, conflict, climate change,