We would like to stress that a supply-chain-based approach is essential. This is why Dutch dairy farmers have partnered with Royal FrieslandCampina, the World Wide Fund for Nature and Rabobank. In order to improve overall engagement levels, the Duurzame Zuivelketen (Sustainable Dairy Supply Chain) and the Versnellingsagenda Melkveehouderij (Dairy Farming Acceleration Project) are also affiliated with this initiative.
Commitments to action
Mountain group MAB - 6 / IG RAS, Institute of Geography Russian Academy of Sciences
The Mountain Partnership is the only United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to promoting the world’s mountains and mountain peoples. Mountains contribute to sustaining the livelihoods of 1.1 billion people living in mountains and those of a much larger number of people in the lowlands. They provide up to 80% of the total freshwater used by humanity for domestic consumption, irrigation, industry, food, and energy production. Mountains are an important repository of agrobiodiversity that might be key to the future of world food security in the face of climate change by providing a gene pool of resilient crops.
The Mountain Partnership has actively engaged in the process leading up to the Food Systems Summit through the hosting of an independent dialogue and a parallel session during the Pre-Summit as well as contributing to a number of information materials to ensure the role of sustainable food systems in mountains is acknowledged.
The Mountain Partnership continues to advocate for policies, investments, and programmes for mountains in the form of actionable commitments to protect mountains as the “water towers of the world”, promote their adaptation to climate change, and recognize their role in ensuring food security. Food systems in vulnerable ecosystems such as mountains play a central role in the sustainable transformation and food security, both at the local through food provision and rural development and at the global level through the provision of ecosystem services such as water. Promoting more resilient and sustainable food systems in mountains is a prerequisite to lifting mountain communities out of high rates of food insecurity and malnutrition, which are expected to increase with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustainable land-use practices, agroecological principles, traditional and indigenous agricultural knowledge and practices are essential for maintaining healthy mountain ecosystems. The investment and promotion of specialty mountain products and certification schemes can advance equitable livelihoods.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development explicitly recognizes the importance and vulnerability of mountains with three dedicated Sustainable Development Goal targets (6.6, 15.1, and 15.4). However, mountains’ role in supporting sustainable food systems is still neglected. We aim to heighten the visibility of and political support for the relevance of mountains to sustainable development and food systems, in the spirit of the 2030 Agenda of leaving no one behind.
Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production
Sustainable mountain development
In order to quickly shift the global food system towards regenerative practices, we need to ensure the entire supply chain is producing and consuming in ways that are in line with nature’s processes rather than against them.
Pathways to Dairy Net Zero is a global, multi-stakeholder engagement aiming to develop pathways towards low-carbon dairy systems while considering the diversity of dairy systems globally, their contributions to food and nutrition security, and to livelihoods and economies around the world.
Premier événement virtuel entièrement consacré aux discussions entre acteurs locaux et internationaux sur l’emballage alimentaire au Burkina Faso et Afrique. Le premier theme : « Emballage et sécurité alimentaire » s’est tenue au Burkina Faso les 30 et 31 juillet 2021 . Son objectif principal est de promouvoir l’engagement accru des parties prenantes et stimuler l’industrialisation inclusive et durable du secteur de l’emballage au Burkina Faso.