Rome, January 28, 2021 – Today the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) hosted the first virtual meeting of the recently established “WFO Task Force for the UN Food Systems Summit”, created to support the Organization in the implementation of the Policy on Sustainable Food Systems, which was adopted by the WFO General Assembly in June 2020.

All the facilitators of WFO Working Groups and Committees have been identified as the best experts available within the Organization and together with the Secretary General and the Policy Department Team will provide guidance, expertise, operational support to ensure that no aspect of the food systems is left uncovered.

It is fundamental that discussions on food systems are solutions-oriented and science-based. That is why the WFO Task Force benefits of the support of two representatives of the WFO Scientific Council, Professors Giovanni V. Frajese and Peer Ederer.

The time has come to show farmers’ key contribution to achieving a more sustainable future that is inclusive and respectful of local diversities and richness. None but the farmers can share game-changing initiatives ready for scaling up to achieve global sustainable food systems. Farmers have indeed many best practices to share and that have proven to be successful. Hence, this task force aims to act as a catalyst and booster for world farmers’ voices.

Never in the history of food systems, there has been such a strong recognition of farmers’ crucial role in our societies, and farmers can not miss this opportunity to design fairer and more sustainable food systems.