UNCDF has demonstrated that finance can play a game-changing role in bringing together capital investment and local stakeholders to support the structural and economic transformation of food systems.
In this context, UNCDF is lauching a video to showcase the launch of the Alliance on Local Food Supply Chains.
The Alliance for Local Food Supply Chains builds on the groundbreaking, thought provoking and solutions driven national dialogues in programme countries and has the primary objective of transforming local food systems to withstand disruption and shocks in the short term, while supporting resilient and inclusive economies and societies in the long term.
UNCDF is keen to support member states that are willing to be part of the Alliance for Local Food Supply Chains, specifically to build programmatic frameworks, and to tailor, design and implement adequate gamechangers that leave no one behind.
Local Food Supply Chains Alliance.
Local food supply chains in building resilience of food system has been demonstrated by Action Track 5’s work over the course of the UNFSS preparation. The Local Food Supply Chains Alliance seeks to address a combination of priority areas that have emerged from national dialogues and game changing solutions contributed by a variety of stakeholders. The Alliance aims to contribute to transformation of local food systems to withstand disruption and shocks in the short term, support resilient and inclusive economies and societies in the long term. The approach is game-changing as it mobilizes technical resources, capital investment and stakeholders at local, national, regional, continental and global levels for structural transformation of food systems.
Priority areas include: Local and Regional Food Supply Chains, Local Production for Local Consumption, Public Procurement, Increasing Women’s Agency for Resilience through Economic Empowerment, Equitable Access to Land and Resources.
- A multi-stakeholder partnership that will seek representation from ALL countries and regions will be promoted:- to agree on how to enhance/improve local food supply chains to address market inefficiencies and build resilience of food systems, based on individual country priorities.
- Addressing market inefficiencies through local production for local consumption, pandemic resilient food systems and strengthened local supply chains which are seen as key drivers to strengthen synergy of action between food actors at the local and national levels.
- Demand-driven and well-functioning food markets, including vibrant commercial/private sector trading
- The achievement of universal food access, nutritious food affordability and availability and human capital development, addressing the relevant SDGs
- Date: September 22, 2021
- Time: 3 pm EST
- Format: Virtual (English)
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