Scientific Group of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Launched

Agriculture & Food Security
The Group includes Mohamed Hassan, former IAP president, and Joachim von Braun, who led the IAP FNSA study

In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit to raise global awareness and land global commitments and actions that transform food systems to resolve not only hunger, but to reduce diet-related disease and heal the planet. The Secretary-General is calling for collective action of all citizens to radically change the way we produce, process, and consume food. He has put in place several structures to support the Summit process.

The Scientific Group:

  • is an independent and diverse group of leading researchers and scientists from around the world;
  • is responsible for ensuring the robustness, breadth and independence of the science that underpins the Summit and its outcomes;
  • will inform the Summit’s content, recommended outcomes, clarify the level of ambition and commitments that will emerge from the Summit;
  • works closely with the other structures for the Food Systems Summit, especially the Special Envoy for the Food Systems Summit and her Secretariat, the Action Tracks and Dialogue initiatives.

The group includes Mohamed Hassan, former IAP president, and and is chaired by Joachim von Braun, who led the IAP Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture study (to discover the Group members and their bios check here).

For more info on r the Food Systems Summit check the UN Food Systems Summit website and the food systems dialogues Gateway.

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