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Fixing Food 2021

Fixing Food 2021: An opportunity for G20 countries to lead the way

While the G20 countries prepare for their autumn summit in Rome to define their commitments for the coming decades, the researchers and experts of the Barilla Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) met in an online event on 15 July 2021 entitled “Fixing Food 2021: An opportunity for G20 countries to lead the way”.

The meeting discussed the initial evidence emerging from the new Food Sustainability Index (FSI), which assesses the G20 countries based on three pillars: nutritional challenges, sustainable agriculture and food waste and loss.

The FSI was in fact created with the aim of becoming a useful tool to help the powerful of the Earth find concrete solutions to make our food systems even more sustainable and provides an opportunity to establish a series of recommendations for governments, commercial activities and civil society, while also providing concrete best practices that can be an inspiration to all countries.

Fixing Food 2021

While the FSI has revealed that progress is being made on reducing the food wasted globally every year, it is important to bear in mind that rising levels of urbanization among low-income members of the G20 are leading to an increased demand for food, which in turn increases the pressure on the agricultural sectors.

The study revealed room for improvement in most countries, identifying a link between progress toward achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Human Development Index (HDI), and their performance in terms of food sustainability.

Fixing Food 2021

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