The transformation we need

4th Global Conference of the One Planet network's Sustainable Food Systems Programme - THE TRANSFORMATION WE NEED


4th global conference of the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme)

THE TRANSFORMATION WE NEED: Emerging from global crises by shaping sustainable, resilient, healthy, and inclusive food systems

Who: co-organized by the One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme and the Food Systems Coordination Hub and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam

Where: Ha Noi, Vietnam + Virtual Participation 

When: 24 to 27 April 2023

The conference will be virtually broadcasted via livestream, open to everyone. In addition, a limited number of participants representing national and sub-national governments, civil society organizations, farmers associations, scientific organizations, UN Food Systems Summit (UN FSS) Coalitions, youth organizations and a range of further food systems actors will be invited to participate in person in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

The conference will contribute to the 2023 Stocktaking Moment of the UN Food Systems Summit follow-up process, by focusing on how food systems need to be transformed to overcome the multiple deeply rooted and interlinked crises of climate, biodiversity, conflict, energy, prices, hunger, malnutrition, and health to achieve the SDGs.

The objectives of the 4th global conference are:

  1. To present transformational actions, tools and initiatives that have emerged since the UN FSS with a view to promote their uptake and upscaling in national and local policy-making processes.
  2. To further promote the food systems approach and inclusive governance and collaboration at all levels – including multilateral and particularly Rio Conventions –with a view to foster their uptake for the development of multi-sectoral action plans towards sustainable consumption and production in food systems; and
  3. To provide a space for National Convenors, UN FSS coalitions and other relevant multi-actor initiatives as well as other food systems actors such as youth, civil society and farmer organizations, to build capacities and deepen their collective efforts towards sustainable food systems pathways, in view of the UN FSS 2023 Stocktaking Moment.

A number of sessions, including a Dialogue among National Convenors (UN FSS Dialogues) and a range of side events, will be held. The application period for the side events will be announced soon. 

If you are interested in organizing a side event, please send an email to