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SfL Engaging Global Landscapes

A Global Stage

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations (UN) member states in 2015, calls countries to work together to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provide  “a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.”

Farmers, ranchers, foresters, and all their partners in agriculture will be fundamental to establishing the social and environmental foundation for this vision.

Continent- and Global-Scale Challenges

 Global-scale initiatives include:

Across the globe, the future of agriculture is being shaped by member-state governments at home and at multiple UN forums and committees. By collaborating with agricultural stakeholders throughout North America to participate in national and international policy platforms such as the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, the FAO, and others, SfL is on the scene to put farmers at the center of these discussions and decisions.

SfL’s International Work Program:

Through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 198 parties to the convention meet to measure progress and negotiate multilateral responses to climate change. SfL is an accredited body and engages to advance climate smart agriculture work and recommendations.

FAO

  • Committee on Food Security
  • Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Guidelines on Agroecology and Other Innovative Approaches

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) provides substantive support and capacity-building for the SDGs on all matters related to agriculture. The organization has more than 180 members and is governed by the biennial FAO conference representing each member country, as well as the European Union.

SfL engages FAO through membership in the International Agri-Food Network and participation in the Committee on Food Security (CFS) Private Sector Mechanism (PSM). SfL has contributed significantly to workstreams such as “Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches” with producer-led commentary that has shaped conversations and policy.

In June 2022, Solutions from the Land earned accreditation status with the Governing Body of the United Nations Environmental Program based in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2023, SfL’s Co-Chair A.G. Kawamura was elected Co-Chair of the UNEP Farmers Major Group.

In 2022 SfL earned accreditation status with the UN Water Conference and in 2023 organized a side event at the UN 2023 World Water Conference.

Our Global Partners

Global Engagement Updates

Check out SfL updates related to engaging our international platform.