By Nate Birt

USDA Invites U.S. Food And Agriculture Groups To Share Sustainability Actions For UN Food Systems Summit

April 30, 2021

U.S. food and agriculture industry groups are encouraged to submit examples to a voluntary listing on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website of actions their organizations are taking to increase the sustainability of food systems.

USDA’s voluntary listing, collectively known as the U.S. Compendium of Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Actions, is open to all U.S. businesses, coalitions, organizations, and state or local governments. It will be used to highlight ways in which U.S. agriculture is contributing to the objectives of the United Nations Food Systems Summit, scheduled for September in New York.

USDA encourages everyone with an interest in sustainable food systems to explore the Compendium and discover opportunities for collaboration and inspiration for further action. You can also submit your own organization’s actions to the Compendium by filling out an online form found on the webpage.

Contributions to the Compendium are listed publicly online and will be highlighted by USDA to demonstrate the numerous ways in which U.S. agriculture and food systems stakeholders are finding solutions to issues identified by the Food Systems Summit organizers.

Organizations that have submitted actions to the Compendium so far include:

  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • American Soybean Association and U.S. Soybean Export Council
  • Anuvia Plant Nutrients
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • EcoAgriculture Partners
  • Gowan Company
  • Land O’Lakes
  • Redox Chemicals
  • Valent USA

Click here to fill out the Compendium form and contribute your organization’s sustainability efforts.

You can also view an on-demand webinar about ways U.S. organizations can engage in the Food Systems Summit, presented by USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist and Foreign Agricultural Service.

To learn more about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the opportunities they could create for U.S. agriculture, read Part 1 and Part 2 in a series of articles by Illinois farmer and Trust In Food Advisory Board Chair Jay Vroom:

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