A new World Economic Forum post says manifold food systems transitions are needed and they must be based on scientific evidence.
It says the 2021 Food Systems Summit provides a unique opportunity to drive global action to make food systems inclusive, climate-adapted, resilient and supportive of sustainable peace.
Most food-insecure people live in areas characterised by instability and severe poverty. New ways have to be found to increase the productivity of land and water while decreasing emissions and halting the destruction of habitats and ways of life. It is imperative that the manifold transitions needed are tailor-made and based on scientific evidence.
The production of food and agricultural products is extremely diverse, involving many different commodities and technologies depending on ecological and socioeconomic settings. This must be taken into account. According to HLPE, there are also five main groups of interacting factors that may act as a barrier to innovation in this area: governance, economic, knowledge, social and cultural, and resources.