This side-event organised by the Transformative Partnership Platform on Agroecology and co-hosted by Switzerland, is associated with the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It will explore the implications for the Agroecology Coalition of the interim report on how to address the current food crisis by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
In his report on the right to food and the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Fakhri, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, identifies structural constraints to realising the right to food globally and provides a framework to guide States in developing action plans to overcome these constraints and coordinate an international response to the food crisis. Enabling just agroecological transitions are a central plank of his recommendations, resonating with the Agroecology Coalition comprising nearly 40 countries, the EU, AU and ECOWAS and over 80 organisations worldwide, seeking to transform food systems through agroecology. The side event focuses on equity in food systems, with particular reference to gender and social inclusion and the role of civil society and social movements in realising just agroecological transitions.