In her response to criticism that the UN Food Systems Summit disproportionately focuses on market-based and big-business solutions to challenges in the food system, Dr Agnes Kalibata emphasises that the Summit "marks a momentous opportunity for farmers, producers and many others who support them to be at the heart of the year-long consultative process that has been launched to improve our shared food system." She goes on to that the "purpose of the summit is to embrace not only the shared interests of all stakeholders but also – importantly – the areas of divergence on how we go about addressing the harsh reality humanity faces. If we are to build more inclusive food systems, we must be prepared to have inclusive debate. Everyone has a seat at the table."
Read her full letter here: The UN food systems summit will consider all stakeholders’ interests