About the Global Food Systems Project

Major transformations in the global food system are required in order to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition. The critical role which food systems and our diets play in shaping our natural environment, contributing to climate change and determining our health is now undisputed: food system change is needed at a global level to ensure we have an environmentally sustainable system that can deliver healthy diets for all. In order to achieve this, a cross-cutting, collaborative approach across different sectors (e.g. health, trade, environment, education) and stakeholders (e.g. business, investors, young people, local and central governments) at different levels (e.g. local, national and global) is essential.

Our Global Food Systems project

This work will help to develop a clearer vision for how the UK’s experience in changing the food system domestically could help support change to take place internationally, and thereby protect and promote public and planetary health.

The work will engage three groups who play a part in driving food systems change:

1. City authorities – leading to a network of Commonwealth Cities who commit to take action to improve food and nutrition (this will build on our BINDI project).

2. Young people – ultimately leading to a global youth movement campaigning for food system change.

3. Leaders of businesses and investment companies – leading to a group of UK businesses who are committed to report on their progress for food systems change helping to catalyse other business commitments globally.

The concept note for the project can be seen here.