Structural transformations towards sustainable, resilient, and equitable food systems include the way in which food is produced, accessed, distributed, valued, and consumed. Sustainable food systems require that economic, social, cultural, and environmental dimensions and their trade-offs be fully integrated in policy and investment planning. They also entail a shift from one-size-fits-all solutions to local and context-specific approaches.
Commitments to action
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Equipment manufacturers commit to the continued development of precision agriculture tools that enable farmers and ranchers of all sizes to utilize data to improve the sustainability of their operations.
Data-driven decision-making is vital to the conservation of soil and water, our most precious natural resources. Applying inputs precisely where science tells us they are needed, when they are needed, and in the right amount is one of the most effective ways we can feed a growing world while still ensuring adequate land is set aside for biodiversity and sequester carbon in the land.
These technologies can be used by farmers and ranchers engaged in nearly any type of production practice. Organic, conventional, and regenerative operations will see tangible environmental gains through the adoption of precision agriculture.
Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stresses
Consumers who are more empowered and engaged in the future of food systems will have a greater stake in building this future. Our solution is to strengthen the voice of consumers in the development of healthy and sustainable food systems and to reinforce the levers of consumer protection and empowerment as a means for food systems transformation.
The Syngenta Foundation commits to creating partnerships that successfully address multiple challenges in vulnerable smallholder farming systems in Africa and South Asia by 2025. We aim to achieve large-scale adoption of innovations and practices enabling climate-smart, resilient agriculture to become adopted at country and landscape scale.