World Food Security Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 2018 with the aim of raising awareness and inspiring action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, promoting security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.
Sustainable Development Goal No. 2 ‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture’ of the 2030 Agenda poses complex challenges. The fragility of the globalised system of production and consumption along international food chains was demonstrated by the system shocks represented by Covid 19 and the Russia-Ukraine war. Agroecology and food sovereignty offer concrete proposals to be put into practice for a systemic change in food systems, production methods and lifestyles. It is a change that includes social, economic, political, ecological and cultural dimensions and involves institutions and civil society and promotes democratic governance of food systems.
At the heart of this proposal is the implementation of policies for the ecological transition and the guidelines of the European Union’s ‘Farm to Fork’, a 10-year plan approved by the EU in 2020 that proposes a production model that brings together health, environment, economy and biodiversity.
In order to achieve a more resilient and sustainable system, the medium- and long-term investments needed to sustain transformative models on food systems are crucial.
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