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All publications and documents

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Food Systems Summit action guide 1: Boosting nature-positive food production

The way we use land and water resources to grow, harvest, and process food (collectively referred to as food production) is currently not sustainable and often harmful to human and planetary health. To feed the global population of 9.7 billion projected by 2050 and safeguard nature’s legacy for future generations, a rapid and systemic transition to nature-positive food production is essential…

Food Systems Summit action guide 1: Boosting nature-positive food production
Food Systems Summit action guide 6: Engaging youth in nature-positive food production

Many of the world’s 1.2 billion youth (between 15-24 years) work, formally or informally, in food production - growing, harvesting, or processing. Yet young people are consistently among the least food and nutritionally secure in many societies: poorly or often unpaid, marginalized, or subject to abusive lead work relationships. Today’s young generation is the largest in history…

Food Systems Summit action guide 6: Engaging youth in nature-positive food production
Food Systems Summit action guide 4: Livestock management

Meat and dairy are critical sources of protein and nutrients. Poor and vulnerable communities in developing countries source much of their food from extensive livestock production in rangelands, a relatively efficient way of using variable land and water resources. In contrast, the developed world eats factory farmed meat and dairy. Such farming is resource intensive, using imported feed and…

Food Systems Summit action guide 4: Livestock management
Food Systems Summit action guide 3: Managing drought and water scarcity

More than a third of the world’s population live in water scarce regions. Rising global temperatures and greater rainfall variability are accelerating the frequency and intensity of drought and expanding the extent of area experiencing water scarcity. While agriculture is currently the largest user of freshwater globally, it also offers considerable opportunities to improve water use efficiencies…

Food Systems Summit action guide 3: Managing drought and water scarcity
Food Systems Summit action guide 2: Restoring soil health

Soil is often seen as little more than the shallow layer of dirt on the Earth’s surface. Its role in providing almost all our food calories, regulating water supplies, supporting biodiversity, and helping stabilize the global climate is widely overlooked and frequently undervalued. The current methods used to produce crops and livestock have contributed to a worldwide decline in soil…

Food Systems Summit action guide 2: Restoring soil health