Transforming Food Systems

The UN Food Systems Summit will take place in autumn 2021 (FSS21). It will be a catalytic moment for public mobilization and actionable commitments to invest in diverse ways in the transformation of food systems towards more sustainability, healthy nutrition, and resilience against climate change and epidemics. Switzerland’s contribution to the FSS21 preparatory process is support to a) a Swiss Sustainable Food Systems Event in Rome; b) the WEF Food Systems Initiative (FSI), c) the FSS21 Special Envoy Secretariat and d) enhanced communication. 

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
A nivel mundial
Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria
Empleo y desarrollo económico
Política agrícola
Desarrollo agrícolo
Desarrollo rural
15.04.2020 - 31.03.2023
CHF  2’000’000
Contexto Exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, the negative social, ecological and marco-economic consequences of the current unsustainable food systems (FSy) become more and more evident. Scientific evidence shows that it is possible to sustainably produce enough nutritious food for the growing world population. FSy and nutrition patterns is one of the 6 most promising entry points for achieving transformation for sustainable development at the necessary scale and speed. The UN Food Systems Summit in autumn 2021 and its preparatory process shall trigger public mobilization and actionable commitments to accelerate global food systems transformation towards sustainability and resilience.
Objetivos A strategic and inclusive process between all food systems’ stakeholders enhances critical awareness and contributes to new alliances in support of the global movement and actionable commitments for the transformation towards sustainable food systems at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and beyond.
Grupos destinarios General and interested public on Food Systems related matters: stakeholders ranging from farmers, consumers, private sector, retailers, governments, political leaders, civil society organizations, public institutions (research, UN, development,….) etc..
Efectos a medio plazo

1.     Switzerland is recognized as an innovative actor in food systems transformation, and credibly engages in the facilitation or development of normative elements. Swiss knowhow and values, including on agroecological principals and improved nutrition, are successfully taken up in the process towards summit.

2.     Large scale public mobilization and actionable commitments accelerate global food systems transformation.

3.     Successful, inclusive and engaging process towards and UN Food Systems Summit (FSS21).

4.    Effective SDC communication on FSy matters.


Resultados previstos:  

1.     Swiss Sustainable Food Systems Event’ (Rome, October 2020)

2.     Strengthened process and effective FSy summit through effective action by Special Envoy Secretariat;
Food Systems Dialogues (FSD) series contribution towards an international consensus on how to pursue food systems transformations
Collective leadership action
through systems thinking, institutional leadership alignment supporting the 2021 Food Systems Summit and series of milestones that can accelerate those actions.
Food Action Alliance as a vehicle to deliver on the aims of major agenda setting processes

3.     Effective Special Envoy Secretariat

4     Effective communication support

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Organización suiza sin fines de lucro
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • Otra organización suiza sin fines lucrativos
  • World Food Programme

Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores CFS VG FSy&N; CFS PR Agroecology; Lab of tomorrow ‘Food Systems Transformation’.
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    2’000’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    1’743’264