Scientific Group Reports

These papers are shared to provide information and facilitate discussion for transparent and evidence-based Summit preparations.


Science for Transformation of Food Systems: Opportunities for the UN Food Systems Summit
by Joachim von Braun, Kaosar Afsana, Louise O. Fresco and Mohamed Hassan (revised July 22, 2021)

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Food Systems – Definition, Concept and Application for the UN Food Systems Summit
by Joachim von Braun, Kaosar Afsana, Louise O. Fresco, Mohamed Hassan, Maximo Torero (March 2021)

Healthy diet – A definition for the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021
by Lynnette M Neufeld, Sheryl Hendriks, Marta Hugas (March 2021)

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The True Cost and True Price of Food
by Sheryl Hendriks, Adrian de Groot Ruiz, Mario Herrero Acosta, Hans Baumers, Pietro Galgani, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, Cecile Godde, Katharina Waha, Dimitra Kanidou, Joachim von Braun, Mauricio Benitez, Jennifer Blanke, Patrick Caron, Jessica Fanzo, Friederike Greb, Lawrence Haddad, Anna Herforth, Danie Jordaan, William Masters, Claudia Sadoff, Jean-François Soussana, Maria Cristina Tirado, Maximo Torero, Matthew Watkins (June 1, 2021)

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Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 – A Review of Quantitative Assessments of Synergies and Tradeoffs amongst the UN Sustainable Development Goals
by Hugo Valin, Thomas Hertel, Benjamin Leon Bodirsky, Tomoko Hasegawa, Elke Stehfest (May 26, 2021)

Action Track Papers

Action Track 1 – Ensuring Access to Safe and Nutritious Food for All Through Transformation of Food Systems
by Sheryl Hendriks, Jean-François Soussana, Martin Cole, Andrew Kambugu, David Zilberman (March 2021)

Action Track 2 – Shift to Healthy and Sustainable Consumption Patterns
by Mario Herrero, Marta Hugas, Uma Lele, Aman Wira, Maximo Torero (April 2021)

Action Track 3 – Boost Nature Positive Production
by Elizabeth Hodson, Urs Niggli, Kaoru Kitajima, Rattan Lal, Claudia Sadoff (July 2021)

Action Track 4 – Advance Equitable Livelihoods
by Lynnette M. Neufeld, Jikun Huang, Ousmane Badiane, Patrick Caron, Lisa Sennerby Forsse (March 2021)

Action Track 5 – Building Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks and Stresses
Thomas W. Hertel, Ismahane Elouafi, Frank Ewert and Morakot Tanticharoen (March 2021)