Ahead of the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit, Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph hosted three independent Food System Dialogues to bring together voices from across and beyond the Canadian Food System.
One dialogue focused on strategies to put agriculture at the heart of a green economic recovery plan; one was about the root causes of food insecurity; and one explored models of collaborative governance to help create holistic and equitable policies and programming for food systems.
Attracting over 200 participants, the delegates included farmers, researchers, politicians, policy makers, restaurateurs, and NGO representatives. Each Dialogue was opened with reflections to frame the discussions before participants joined break-out discussions.
The conclusions of these discussions are gathered in this report, which aims to capture the themes that emerged from the dynamic conversations on how to improve food systems.