United Nations Food Systems Summit
United Nations Food Systems Summit
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This Synthesis Report outlines proposed ideas for "game-changing" and systemic solutions to achieve the objectives of the UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 5 (AT5) on Building Food Systems' Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stress. AT5 aims to address the comprehensive challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, conflict, epidemics, economic crises, food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty, inequalities, and poor land use. The general objective is to build resilience in food systems affected by various shocks and stresses, emphasizing anticipation, maintenance, recovery, and improvement. AT5 employs integrated approaches to reduce vulnerability, structural fragility, and systemic causes, focusing on risk reduction and multi-risk management. Resilience, as defined by AT5, is the ability to prevent, resist, absorb, adapt, respond, and recover positively in the face of diverse risks while maintaining acceptable functioning and promoting sustainable development, peace, security, human rights, and well-being.