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World café on the Missing Middle in SDG 2


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The SDSN Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems hosted a World Café on the Missing Middle in SDG 2 at the Global Food Security Conference. These slides give an introduction to this topic and the questions that were discussed in the breakout groups.

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World café on the Missing Middle in SDG 2

  1. 1. Welcome to the World Café on the Missing Middle in Sustainable Development Goal 2 This World Café is organized by the SDSN Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems For more information, please visit:
  2. 2. About us (SDSN) Aim: mobilize knowledge and expertise for effective SDG implementation A network of networks: • 23 national and regional networks • 12 thematic networks Thematic network on Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
  3. 3. About you Do you mainly work on: • agriculture? • nutrition? • both? Do you focus on: • global level? • national level? • local level?
  4. 4. The Missing Middle in SDG 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture • Ensure food security for all • End all forms of malnutrition • Double agricultural productivity • Ensure sustainable agriculture Food consumption Food production
  5. 5. The Missing Middle in SDG 2 Global level National level Local level Food production Food consumption SDG targets 2.3 and 2.4 SDG targets 2.1 and 2.2 Agricultural policies Nutrition policies Agriculture Nutrition Missing Middle
  6. 6. Government Consumers Research Companies Ministry of health Ministry of agriculture National government Local government Research on agriculture and nutrition Research on nutrition and health Global-level studies Local-level studies Management Employees Sustainable product sourcing Product’s nutritional value Contribution to public goods Consumer choices Impacts on agriculture Health outcomes
  7. 7. Questions for discussion 1. How can we connect the SDG2 to local realities? 2. How can we connect local with global contributions to the SDG2? 3. How can sustainable agriculture contribute to healthy diets and vice versa? 4. Are value chains the answer to bridge the Missing Middle? 5. Who is key to address the Missing Middle? 6. How can we align relevant policies, initiatives and decisions by various stakeholders?