Graphic: SEI Asia.

Under Indonesia’s presidency, G20 has the potential to encourage the effective process of continuous assessment, evaluation, and readjustment of public interventions to achieve food security by promoting circular food systems. It provides an opportunity for the G20 countries to lead by example and encourage policymakers to acknowledge the multifunctionality of foods, design interventions, and provide incentives that specifically target food loss and waste prevention with a circularity angle.

To this end, the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) will organise a webinar that could influence the transformation of our food systems to become more sustainable, inclusive, and regenerative.

This discussion will be part of the Think20’s (T20) Task Force 4: Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture side event. The event will explore a multi-stakeholder perspective in delivering the transition such as regulatory framework that promotes incentives for sustainable practices, renewable energy and more efficient  supply chain, diverse financing mechanism to support smallholders and local producers, and behavioural change in consumer consumption pattern to become more sustainable. As such, the recommendations generated from this discussion will be useful as a reference point for the G20 countries to craft ways forward to achieve food security and sustainable agriculture.