Five countries present an alliance at COP28 to transform food systems

Five countries have presented this Sunday the Alliance of Champions for the Transformation of Food Systems (ACF) in an event during the Climate Summit of the United Nations (COP28) as part of the thematic day on agriculture and food.

Brazil, Cambodia, Norway, Sierra Leone and Rwanda launched this coalition to “provide universal access to affordable, nutritious and sustainable diets, with the aim of accelerating important advances in this decade,” according to the joint official statement.

The founding members of this alliance plan to reorient investment policies, practices and priorities to achieve “better results in the food systems for people, nature and the climate”, in response to growing challenges, such as the climate crisis.

The alliance plans to achieve “better food system outcomes for people, nature and the climate”

This new organization aims to transform food systems so that they produce better results around five pillars: food and nutrition security, adaptation and resilience, equity and livelihoods, nature and biodiversity, and climate mitigation.

According to the note, each country is committed to strengthening national visions and food systems transformation pathways, which will include ten priority areas of action and will aim to be consistent with science-based objectives.

These ten action areas are: increasing affordability, improving livelihoods, improving resilience, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting and restoring nature, expanding sustainable management practices, reducing waste and loss of food, accelerate innovation, promote gender parityand realign public financial and political incentives.

Brazil joins coalition to support “a lasting transformation” and to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while Norway He highlighted that this alliance offers countries a “clear and ambitious” framework to guarantee this reconversion in the midst of a vulnerable context due to various conflicts and the climate crisis.

Sierra Leone highlighted “global collaboration” to achieve these goals, while Cambodia He stressed that this group will make this change possible. For its part, Rwanda considered that the alliance is necessary to achieve the sustainability of the system.

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