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Rigorous monitoring is necessary to guide food system transformation in the countdown to 2030 global goals and beyond
This is a side event to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (taking place on September 23, 2021). This session will feature some of the co-authors of a forthcoming call for a rigorous, science-based monitoring framework to track food systems and their transformation. We argue that clear metrics and monitoring are necessary to support evidence-based policymaking. Metrics and monitoring are similarly necessary to ensure accountability and progress towards timebound goals including the 2030 Agenda SDGs, and also the Paris Climate Agreement and the forthcoming Kunming Biodiversity targets, all of which require food systems transformation in order to succeed. We will present a monitoring framework centered around five thematic areas related to (1) diets, nutrition, and health; (2) environment and climate; and (3) livelihoods, poverty, and equity; (4) governance; and (5) resilience and sustainability. We will also present plans to use the framework and selected indicators in an externally adapted Delphi process, to analyze the proposed indicators and establish an independently assessed, and peer reviewed food systems baseline against which annual progress to the aforementioned goals can be assessed. Committed to consultative processes, inclusiveness, and transparency, we welcome contributions and new collaborators and are actively seeking to expand our disciplinary and experiential diversity. The discussions will be used as input to further improve the proposed framework.

Speakers:
Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University
Lawrence Haddad, GAIN
Jose Rosero Moncayo, FAO
Kate Schneider, Johns Hopkins University
Anna Herforth, Harvard University
Mario Herrero, Cornell University
Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia
Alejandro Guarin, International Institute for Environment and Development
Namukolo Covic, International Food Policy Research Institute
Christophe Béné, Alliance of CIAT and Bioversity

Sep 24, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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