There are ~500M small scale and family farmers globally, ~80% of the food consumed in Asia and Sub Saharan Africa is produced by these farmers. They, therefore, play a key role in the food system transitions in developing economies and local food systems and can be considered as real ‘change agents’.
Commitments to action
Creating New Projects for Sustainable Food System With Food Manufacture and Young Generation
See The Sun Inc. , Keio University
SEE THE SUN Inc. and Keio Research Institute at SFC (Kotosaka seminar) express support for FSS(Food Systems Summit) which is held to promote concrete actions for the transformation of Food Systems, for the purpose of delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals. We are committed to developing a new relationship between sustainable manufacturing and consumption by fostering consumer’s understanding of the food value chain and promoting initiatives and mechanisms that enable consumers and companies to mutually understand each other, for contributing to the development of sustainable food systems, especially for “Shift to sustainable consumption patterns”
In this joint research session, students leading the next generation and food companies (including more than seven major companies) will have an opportunity to discuss about a “desirable future of food system”. Students will utilize this experience to plan and co-create at least five projects that reflect the image of future food companies constructed through discussions. Members of this project will hypothesize and demonstrate a “new relationship between consumers and companies,” and also envision and spread a “new model of circular society.”
Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Decent Work, & Empowered Communities
Relationship between consumers and companies
Promoting Legitimate Livelihood Options For Ex-bunkerers In Swamp Rice Farming And Processing, Aquaculture And Fish Processing
Artisanal crude oil refining (aka illegal bunkering) has been a source of illegitimate livelihood option for rural dwellers in the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria due to a dreadful lack of alternatives in terms of legitimate opportunities for survival of citizens from host communities of international oil companies and oil and gas installations/pipelines right of way in the region.
Creation of new Innovative ideologies product solution based on the subject areas and the conceptual frameworks of the solar flares and the effects of the solar flares on the food crops and the food value chains.
The role of mountains in supporting the world’s food systems by providing up to 80% of the global fresh water should be recognized. Actionable commitments should be taken to protect mountains as the “water towers of the world”, promote their adaptation to climate change, and recognize their role in ensuring food security.