2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue Report

On May 25, 2021, IISLA came together to host its very first Independent Dialogue for the UN Food Systems Summit joined by an array of experts, advocates, civil society and policymakers.

IISLA curated an Independent Dialogue in line with Action Track 4 of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, building on the market studies and forums that we have been conducting since 2019. The dialogue tackled the challenges faced by smallholder farmers and MSMEs in advancing equitable livelihood in Philippine food systems, particularly in four key thematic areas: (1) food production; (2) food processing and consumption; (3) food distribution; and (4) rural financing. This report presents the results of the said discussions with local food system actors, which have been submitted to the UN for consideration in the Summit agenda.

Advancing Equitable Livelihood in the Philippine Food System UNFSS Report