Framework for food systems transformation

Call for governments, private companies and civil society to adopt 13 key principles

In view of the upcoming UN Food System Summit and other major international meetings in which the future of food systems will be discussed, the Biodynamic Federation Demeter International joined a broad range of organizations and movements to call for an urgent food system transformation to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity, and to uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas.

The Call agrees that the set of 13 Principles for food systems transformation described in the 2019 report of the High-Level Panel on Food Security and Nutrition must serve as a basis for the transformation we urgently need. It stresses that the full set of 13 principles must be respected and cautions against co-optation and green-washing by organizations that use terms such as agroecology or regenerative agriculture, but do not intend to implement all  13 principles.

Invite as many organizations, countries, movements and individuals as possible to join us in signing this Call, and welcome its use as part of any advocacy efforts to bring about food systems transformation.

To join a growing number of signatories, you can sign the Call throughout June and July:

Contact: Clara Behr, Head of Policy and Public relations

Brussels, 28.05.2021

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