During the United Nation’s Food Systems Summit 2021, Japan’s Prime Minister, Yoshihide Suga, vowed to continue to create and improve sustainable food systems to address global food security.
Leaders from over 150 countries as well as representatives from international organizations, private companies, and civil society organizations discussed how to tackle food security issues that have deteriorated due to the COVID-19 crisis.
To address specific food security issues, Suga indicated the following points as crucial:
- Promoting sustainable production through innovation, digitalization, science, and technology;
- Maintaining free and fair trade, including removing some trade regulations; and
- Supporting approaches in line with regional development efforts by taking into account countries' culture and climate.