Growing Better report: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use

There is a remarkable opportunity to transform food and land use systems, but as the challenges are growing, we need to act with great urgency. The global report from the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) on Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use proposes a reform agenda – centered around ten critical transitions – of real actionable solutions. These could deliver the needed change to boost progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, help mitigate the negative effects of climate change, safeguard biodiversity, ensure more healthy diets for all, drastically improve food security and create more inclusive rural economies.

Transforming the world’s food and land use systems is necessary to achieve the targets for climate and sustainable development set out in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) was launched in 2017 to catalyse and speed up this transformation.

The report findings identify food systems generate $12 trillion per year in “hidden” environmental, health and poverty costs, leaving us with net costs of $2 trillion per year, globally. There is a remarkable opportunity to transform food and land use systems, but as the challenges are growing, we need to act with great urgency. 

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