3rd Global Conference of the OPN Sustainable Food Systems Programme

In the context of the 3rd Global Conference of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFSP), we are involved in three side events. Click on one of the events below and learn how to join.

30 November 2020 I 3:15pm – 4:00pm CET I Virtual Event

Behaviour Change at Scale
Community-led solutions for farmer livelihoods, food security and nature

Preserving biodiversity and ecosystem services contributes directly to human well-being and development priorities, creating synergies between the Global Biodiversity Targets and the SDGs. Productive and sustainable agricultural and food systems need clean water, healthy soil, and a variety of genetic resources and ecological processes. Biodiversity is also important to enhance the resilience of poor farmers and indigenous peoples to climate change, pests, diseases and other threats.

As part of the 3rd Global Conference of the SFSP, this virtual event side-event is aiming at providing information about successful community-based sustainable farming initiatives and feed workable farm-based biodiversity solutions into the Post- 2020 Biodiversity Framework and the UN Food Systems Summit.

Speakers include:

  • Paula Caballero – Rare
  • Caridad Canales – UN CBD
  • Irene Hoffmann – FAO
  • Gábor Figeczky – IFOAM - Organics International
  • Daniela Borja – Seed Guardian Network
  • Jony Girma – APIS Agribusiness P .L.C

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For more information contact: fstapke@rare.org or g.figeczky@ifoam.bio


2 December 2020 I 15:30 – 16:15 CET I Virtual Event

Stimulating Markets for Agroecology through Public Policy

In this roundtable we will discuss with the four invited panelists how public policies can enable, transform and consolidate markets for agro-ecology based on the experiences in their regions. For instance, by supporting the direct connection between producers and consumers, or by promoting consumer involvement in multi-stakeholder platforms focused on building local and regional markets.


  • Minister Edward Centeno, Minister of Agriculture and Husbandry of the Republic of Nicaragua 
  • ​Cesar Carrillo, Director of Supply at the Secretary of Economic Development, Mayor's Office of Bogota
  • Patrick Honauer co-founder Food Networks, social entrepreneur
  • Representative from ROPPA (Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa, tbc)

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Simultaneous translation in French and Spanish and English will be available.


3 December 2020 I 12:00 - 12:45 CET I Virtual Event

Innovating for Sustainable Food Systems: Shifting to Sustainable Production and Consumption Patterns

Join the side event of the virtual 3rd Global Conference of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme to discuss how to achieve food systems transformation through inclusive multi-stakeholder collaboration!

The side event will host an interactive session in order to take you on a journey with us to learn about how we can build sustainable local food systems


  • Patricia Flores - Senior Coordinator - IFOAM Organics International
  • Allison Marie Loconto - Deputy Director, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences, Innovations et Sociétés (LISIS), Institut national de la recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (INRAE)
  • Prof. Rajeshwar Singh Chandel - Executive Director - State Project Implementing Unit (SPIU) - Prakritik Kheti Khushhal Kisan Yojna (PK3Y), Government of Himachal Pradesh
  • Julie Nakalanda Matovu - Marketier, Freshveggies PGS, Uganda
  • Judith Hitchman - President - Urgenci
  • Anne-Sophie Poisot - Deputy team leader, Pest and pesticide management Team, FAO Headquarters
  • Pilar Santacolomba, moderator - Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, Food and Nutrition Division (ESN)


About the 3rd Global Conference of the SFS Programme

The purpose of this 3rd global conference is to provide substantial input to the UN Food Systems Summit that is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of 2021, building on the achievements of the SFS Programme’s membership during the first five years of implementation as well as the outcomes of the Programme’s previous two global conferences.

Previous editions of the conference harnessed consensus on a range of priority areas for action. The 1st global conference in South Africa concluded with the Pretoria Resolution, while the 2nd global conference in Costa Rica finalized with the San José Call to Action.

Objectives and outcomes

Following the San José Call to Action of the SFS Programme’s 2nd conference, the objectives of this meeting are:

  • To strengthen the common vision that suggests that only through inclusive multi-stakeholder collaboration will we be able to achieve the profound transformation, through a set of key actions and implementation mechanisms, that our food systems require;
  • To provide a platform for structured discussion around the science underlying global efforts to characterise and assess progress towards more sustainable food systems;
  • and, overall, to raise the political importance of sustainable food systems among public and private sector leaders.

About the Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme

The Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme is a multi-stakeholder partnership focused on catalyzing more sustainable food consumption and production patterns. Our shared vision enables our partners to collaborate on joint initiatives, which range from normative, advocacy and policy support activities, to research and development projects as well as on-the-ground implementation activities that address our food systems challenges.

The Programme promotes a holistic approach, taking into account the interconnections and trade-offs between all elements and actors in food systems.in October 2015, as a multi-stakeholder programme to promote SCP patterns in the area of food and agriculture. It is being co-led by Switzerland, Costa Rica and WWF, with the support of a Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee (MAC) with 20 members from five different stakeholder clusters:

  • Government agencies
  • Civil society organizations
  • Research and technical institutions
  • UN agencies and other international organizations
  • Private sector

IFOAM - OI is an elected member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Committee for the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme.

More information can be found here