This report was released by the FAO during COP28 in December of 2023 and details a global road map to agri-food systems transformation through climate action whilst achieving food security and nutrition.
This part 1 of an intended series of 3 FAO reports was launched at COP28. It details a global road map to agrifood systems transformation through climate action whilst achieving food security and nutrition. The road map highlights 10 key domains of the agri food system that require attention: livestock, fisheries, crops, healthy diets, forests and wetlands, soils and water, food loss, clean energy, policy, and data. 120 associated stakeholders actions are recommended with 20 related milestone checkpoints.
The report positions the roadmap within a global policy landscape it describes as unaligned regarding dietary and agricultural strategy. The roadmap seeks to align global efforts to tackle climate change and ensure food security whilst recognising the complexity of agricultural practices. The road map spans three years, beginning with a global vision and moving towards regional agri-food systems adaptation, exploring financial options and finally culminating in concrete investment and policy packages by COP30 to be held in 2025. The aim of this report is to serve as a foundational repository of bankable and non-bankable projects to identify essential investment resources and enable private investors, international organisations, governments, and philanthropic entities to invest in endeavours that contribute to achieving SDG2 without breaching the 1.5°C threshold.
The report notes the importance of complexity. It warns that the 120 actions it describes should be regarded as general guidelines rather than strict instructions and should be tailored to regional needs. The report emphasises that gender inequalities, climate actions, and nutrition are simultaneous considerations and actions must consider these dimensions. Succeeding across multiple areas requires tailored steps focused on specific challenges. The report offers 20 measurable milestones to simplify and track critical steps and outcomes.
Image: Figure 1, FAO. Food security and nutrition goals with goals focused on limiting global temperature rise below 1.5°C (left) alongside 10 key agrifood system domains and 20 associated milestones to monitor and assess future stakeholder action (right).
FAO, 2023. Achieving SDG2 without breaching the 1.5C threshold: A Global Roadmap. FAO.
Read the full report here and read our own coverage on COP28 here.