OPEN LETTER | New science panel would be Summit’s most damaging legacy

Creating a new science panel in the wake of the UN Food Systems Summit could critically undermine the ability of existing UN bodies to guide food system reform. This was the message conveyed to the UN Secretary General in an open letter sent on 10 September, amid concerns that the Summit’s Scientific Group will be turned into a permanent body. 

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Road to the UN Food Systems Summit

In a memo released on July 26, IPES-Food explains why its members are stepping down from roles held within the UN Food Systems Summit process. In a new briefing note, IPES-Food warns that the Summit is being used to advance a new mode of decision-making that could exclude many voices in food systems. And in other news, more than 800 international organizations, NGOs, farming groups and experts want agroecology, organic, and regenerative agriculture to top the Summit agenda.

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REPORT | A Long Food Movement: Transforming Food Systems by 2045

IPES-Food and ETC Group map out two very different futures for food systems, people and planet. What do the next 25 years look like under 'agribusiness-as-usual'? More environmental degradation and biodiversity collapse? Or do civil society and social movements reclaim the initiative? We imagine what a 'Long Food Movement' could achieve by 2045 if these movements succeed in collaborating more closely than ever – to transform financial flows, governance structures and food systems from the ground up.

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NEWS | IPES-Food welcomes new Panel members

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems is honoured to welcome four new experts to the Panel, adding to an already strong field of multi-disciplinary, high-level experts from across the world.

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COP26 | The Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration

In the lead up to COP26, IPES-Food, Nourish Scotland and partners launched the 'Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration' on 14 December, 2020: A commitment by subnational governments to tackle the climate emergency through integrated food policies and a call on national governments to act.

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SPECIAL REPORT | COVID-19 and the Crisis in Food Systems

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has taken stock of the global pandemic, with a special report on COVID-19 and the crisis in food systems. 

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REPORT | Money Flows: what is holding back investment in agroecological research for Africa?

In collaboration with Biovision and IDS, IPES-Food analyses the financial flows in food system research that go to sub-Saharan Africa. Our new data shows that only a fraction of agricultural research funding in Africa is being used to move food and farming systems towards greater sustainability.

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VIDEO | The 2021 Corporate Bamboozle On World Food Systems

Mega-corporations are all set to walk away with the keys to global governance of food and agriculture at the UN Food Systems Summit later this year. Pat Mooney talks about what is at stake and The Long Food Movement counterstrategy.

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The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) brings together a diversity of expert voices to shape policy debates on how to reform food systems around the world. 

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