Rio+20 Policy Brief: food security for a planet under pressure

Transition to sustainability: interconnected challenges and solutions
the challenge of feeding the world efficiently and equitably is considerable, but not insurmountable. Achieving food security for all, both now and in the future, depends on putting in place a strong foundation of multi-lateral and cooperative mechanisms that work across disciplines, sectors and national boundaries. institutions operating effectively at multiple levels will be at the centre of sustainable food systems; these will need to be flexible, promote appropriate use of innovative technologies and policies, and recognize the increasingly important role of non-state actors in enhancing food systems. Above all, there is need for a strong focus on resilience, equity and sustainability. this brief sets out broad guidelines to help policy and decision makers work towards adopting a more coordinated and integrated approach to food security issues.