Description/achievement of initiative
The 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative to accelerate the shift towards more sustainable food systems, all along the food value chain, from farm to fork. Among its focus themes are the promotion of sustainable diets; the reduction of food losses and waste; and strengthening resilient and diverse food production systems. The SFS Programme promotes activities that fall under these topics, in the areas of awareness raising, capacity development as well as facilitating access to knowledge, information and tools. The SFS Programme is one of six initiatives of the 10YFP.
The Programme brings together existing initiatives and partnerships working in related areas, highlighting good practices and success stories, and builds synergies as well as cooperation among stakeholders to leverage resources towards mutual objectives and minimize duplication of ongoing efforts. The Work Areas of the SFS Programme are:- Raising awareness on the need to adopt SCP patterns in food systems- Building enabling environments for sustainable food systems- Increasing the access to and fostering the application of actionable knowledge, information and tools to mainstream SCP in food systems- Strengthening collaboration among food system stakeholders to increase the sector’s SCP performanceWith the following focus themes:- Sustainable diets (addressing together sustainability, food security and nutrition by linking consumption and production with food and nutrient requirements);- Sustainability along all food value chains;- Reduction of food losses and waste;- Local, national, regional multi-stakeholder platforms for the shift towards more sustainable food systems; and- Resilient, inclusive, diverse food production systems to enhance their sustainability.The Programme members develop and implement projects and joint initiatives within the above Work Areas and focus themes, at global, regional, national and local level.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Enhancing the development of skills and capacities to promote sustainable consumption and production in food systems among all relevant stakeholder groups is a sub-Work Area, and thus one of the priorities, of the SFS Programme.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
South Africa, Switzerland, WWF and Hivos are the Co-Leads of the SFS Programme, supported by a 23 member Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC). Furthermore, the Programme currently has more than 70 partners worldwide.
Co-Lead organizations: Switzerland, South Africa, WWF, Hivos
Members of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Honduras, Netherlands, United States, Biovision Foundation, IISD, IFOAM - Organics International, Global Nature Fund, German Development Institute, Hebrew University, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, ENEA, CIHEAM, FAO, UNEP, UNSCN, Barilla, FoodDrinkEurope, Nestlé, Smaackmakers
Programme Partners: 72 from all UN regions.