The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)
Guiding action for sustainable food systems
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Nov 20, 2022 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
#COP27 ends, our quick take:
-Hopeful: agreement on loss & damage
-Bad: we’re on track to 2.7C
-Significant: 1st agreement to include action on agriculture & #foodsecurity
-Disappointing: #agroecology & #foodsystems deleted
-Dismaying: zero #climatefinance for small-scale farmers
It is a significant step to see the UN #climate agreement will officially begin to target greater action on the 1/3rd of carbon emissions from industrial #agriculture and make agriculture more resilient to climate change - @ZGoita
Apr 7, 2022 • 8 tweets • 5 min read
Here's the story of our POLITICS OF PROTEIN report out today. A thread 🧵
For decades, governments & corporations expanded factory farming - claiming more protein was needed for #foodsecurity.
Now they're confronted with the consequences... /1
🧵 A thread on #foodsystems & the #UNFSS /1
Few people will dispute that global food systems need transformation, but this #UNFSS is instead an effort by a powerful alliance of multinational corporations, philanthropies, and export-oriented countries to subvert multilateral institutions of food #governance.
Island/#ocean grabbing is likely to intensify as countries seek to solidify their influence, their #food supply chains, & their global sourcing and distribution networks. For example, in the #RedSea region, conflicts over fish & other marine resources threaten rich #biodiversity.
Mar 30, 2021 • 15 tweets • 18 min read
NEW 📰 IPES-Food & @ETC_Group launch the #LongFoodMovement report | What would 2045 look like if it's still "agribusiness-as-usual"? Or can civil society & social movements prevail for healthy, equitable & sustainable #foodsystems? 🌍
"We’ve closely followed #corporate consolidation of food production, processing and distribution in the U.S. over the past 40 years. In our view, this process is making #food less available or affordable for many Americans," say Hendrickson & Howard. /2
💡 Global Response to #COVID19#Hunger Crisis: Developing Effective Policy Responses through the @UN_CFS [🧵thread]
"COVID19 has not only been a public health crisis, but it has also generated a hunger crisis. The virus is new, but it has been predictably harshest on marginalised people. In fact, the world was falling behind on realising the right to food even before the current pandemic." /2
Sep 30, 2020 • 13 tweets • 12 min read
In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.
🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿
/1 #Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾
Calls for a "National Food Policy" have been made for decades - with quite some resurgence in the past few years.
So, rooted in existing efforts & movement building, IPES-Food’s #US team is gearing up for more discussions.
We're collectively developing a process through which policy makers, the private sector, researchers, tribal nations and civil society might align their efforts to make a sustainable US food system a reality. The aim? ...
Sep 28, 2020 • 10 tweets • 9 min read
After access to finance, another big obstacle to agroecology is *ACCESS TO #LAND & #WATER* 🌳🚰
📰This month we published 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology: Unlocking the potential for transition in West #Africa'
🔎 The research shows why land & water are fundamental 👇🏿
Rapid #population growth, urban sprawl, and land grabbing have created unprecedented pressures on #land and #water resources in West #Africa. Moreover, land laws, often rooted in the colonial era, have generally failed to protect customary tenure and land use.
Sep 24, 2020 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
"In the name of economic growth, we've sacrificed #ecosystems, and we've exhausted the women and men in the economy, by subjecting them to huge pressure from the #globalisation of competition and the deregulation of labour markets." - IPES-Food's Olivier De Schutter @DeSchutterO
But even if you haven't had a chance to read it, don't worry. We'll start giving you a #thread a day.
Access to #finance 💵
Agroecological systems require little investment in external inputs and heavy machinery, as a result of drawing on natural synergies, maximizing #biodiversity, and using locally-available resources.
Sep 15, 2020 • 5 tweets • 5 min read
🇺🇸 What about a U.S. #food policy? Is there even one to speak of right now? 🤷🏾♀️
Stay tuned during the coming weeks for more on a National Food Policy in the #UnitedStates.
... In the meantime, Molly Anderson and Ricardo Salvador give their take 👇🏾
#OPINION 📰 Reform of @CGIAR is long overdue. However, IPES-Food is concerned that the current reform process will fall short of the fundamental change that is required, and risks exacerbating major power imbalances in global agricultural #development. 👇
The process now underway to reform the @CGIAR is of major public interest. Since its inception at the height of the ‘Green Revolution’ in 1971, the #CGIAR has driven advances in crop breeding and agricultural mechanization and modernization across multiple continents.
Jul 7, 2020 • 4 tweets • 6 min read
LISTEN 📻 “Diversity of production and markets is a buffer against vulnerability. Closures of local markets have been short-sighted and damaging to small-scale #farmers and people’s access to #food."🍎
.@DeSchutterO: "Our #food system as it is has been conceived & designed in order to be as efficient as possible. “Efficiency” - meaning uniformity, economies of scale and specialisation - was prioritised at the expense of #resilience."