summary by Hannah Klemmensen, Junior Researcher

The University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute has just released their Food System Summit Dialogue Report; a compilation of the key insights revealed during 3 food system dialogues organized by the institute this winter. The three dialogues focused on strategies to center agriculture in green economic recovery planning, the root causes of food insecurity, and collaborative models of governance for holistic, equitable food system policies and programs, respectively. With over 200 diverse participants, from academics to farmers, the report shares the unique perspectives, concerns, hopes, and possibilities that those involved in the Canadian food system bring to the table. The findings of this report have also been formally submitted to the 2021 United Nations Food System Summit Dialogue, a global discussion on food systems that concluded its dialogues on the 4th of June.

The concise report is available on the Arrell Food Institute’s website.