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Policy briefs and discussion papers

Sub Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Food Systems and COVID-19: Emerging Evidence

Written by FOLU and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), the paper summarises an emerging framework and evidence on the impacts of COVID-19 on SSA food systems, as well as a way forward.

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Rethinking production and consumption to ensure sustainable development. 

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Five ways to ensure gender sensitive policies in the wake of the pandemic.

Strengthening Food Systems’ Resilience to COVID-19:

Initial Lessons from FOLU Countries’ Responses to the Global Pandemic

This paper showcases learnings from FOLU’s five core countries, offers a food system resilience framework and provokes discussion on its application. It encourages country teams, partners and related organisations to identify areas where they could work and support.

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As stewards of 72% of the land and the foundation of rural economies, farmers could be a crucial force for change in the UK’s recovery over the next decade. Join the Food Farming and Countryside Commission as they launch a new report, Farming for Change: mapping a route to 2030 at ORFC Global 2021.

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This independent dialogue brings together multiple participants from the food supply chain in China. Stakeholders will communicate, share their experiences of food systems, propose ways of building a more sustainable food system and explore opportunities for different forms of collaboration.

The Future of Nature and Business Policy Companion:

Recommendations for policy-makers to reset towards a new nature economy

This paper by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in collaboration with SYSTEMIQ, outlines how finance ministers can kick-start a nature-positive economy programme that creates jobs and builds resilience by reducing risks to food security, public health, and climate. As governments look to stimulate their economies amid the fragility exposed by COVID-19, they must seize the moment to integrate nature into policy – to support businesses to act now and to protect nature. This and other papers supported by FOLU partners are contributing to an important and growing body of work around a nature-positive economy, with an aim to influence stimulus recovery packages.

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Nature for Net Zero:

consultation document on the need to raise corporate ambition towards naturebased net-zero emissions

A new consultation document, Nature for Net-Zero, by the Food and Land Use Coalition sets out the actions needed to protect and restore nature to help limit global warming to 1.5°C for people and planet – raising nature-based net-zero ambition.

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