Ghana to participate in UN Food Systems Summit in New York
On September 23, Ghana will attend the UN Food Systems Summit in New York, which will be hosted by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
The Summit is part of governments’ urgent efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
President Nana Akufo-Addo is set to deliver a commitment declaration during the summit, underlining Ghana’s paths to a reformed, resilient, and equitable food system.
The statement is the result of months of dialogues facilitated by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), national co-conveners of Ghana’s food systems dialogues, working closely with key stakeholders in the food systems value chain at the community, regional, and national levels.
The dialogues were organized around six action tracks, including ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all, shifting to sustainable consumption patterns, boosting nature-positive production at scale, advancing equitable livelihoods, and building resilience to vulnerabilities.
The discussions provided an opportunity to pool collective thoughts and efforts in order to alter Ghana’s food system into one that is sustainable and provides nutritious and healthy diets to all Ghanaians.
Over 130 UN member countries are expected to make bold pledges to change their national and global food systems.
Due to the unique circumstances forced by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Summit, which is accessible to the public, will take place entirely online.