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The largest 1 percent of farms operate more than 70 percent of the world’s farmland.
At ILC we jointly commit to...
Secure Tenure Rights
Strong Small-Scale Farming Systems
The 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, will convene a Food Systems Summit in 2021 and has called on all world leaders to take part to help establishing the future direction for food systems in the world. In his words, ‘transforming food systems’ will be the only way to reach SDG2 to end hunger by 2030.'
The Summit will be held in New York in September 2021, and will be preceded by a virtual pre-Summit hosted by Italy from 19-21 July 2021.
Supporting the food and environmental management systems of small-scale producers is at the heart of ILC’s commitments to ‘People-centred land governance’. Family farms occupy around 70-80 percent of farmland and produce more than 80 percent of the world's food worldwide.
Contrary to trends in many countries, these are the women and men who must be the centre of the healthy, sustainable and inclusive food systems of the future.
Family farmers and small-scale producers are the groups most affected by the choices made by large corporate entities, so their voices need not only be present, but also the loudest.
How ILC is engaging
1.Being part of the Champions Network
As one of fifty Champions, ILC Secretariat Director, Michael Taylor is committed to using every opportunity to amplify the voices of small scale producers from within the network and promote a human rights approach for a process that does indeed hold the possibility to be transformative.
For more information, please contact Michael Taylor.
2.Action Track 4: advancing equitable livelihoods
ILC is working on ‘game changing and systemic’ solutions' under Action Track 4. As part of this work, the ILC is ensuring that equitable access to land and secure tenure rights is essential to building sustainable food systems for people who depend on and from the land.
For more information, please contact Cristina Cambiaghi.
3.Co-leading a series of independent dialogues
While we work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes and thinks about food, the ILC has partnered with a group of concerned actors to co-lead a series of Independent Dialogues ahead of the Food Systems Summit. The Dialogues will hear from women and men, family farmers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, and youth and will promote the centrality of land rights in building sustainable food systems.
For more information, please contact Rukshana Nanayakkara.
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