Under: Asia/World, Food Sovereignty and Agroecology, Publications, Reports

Research and Writing: Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Shalmali Guttal, Madhuresh Kumar, Laura Langner, and Mary Ann Manahan

This briefing paper exposes the rising threat of Multistakeholder Institutions (MSIs) and increasing corporate influence over the governance of food systems via the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). At its core the UNFSS is geared toward moving from multilateralism – involving  processes and decision making led by States – to multistakeholderism – a practice of governance that brings multiple stakeholders including corporations, corporate platforms, business associations, donors, academics and civil society actors together to formulate and implement responses to jointly perceived problems.

Read more about the report here.

Read the media release following up the report and the 49th plenary session of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS 49) “Division reigns among governments in UN Committee on World Food Security on follow up to the Food Systems Summit“.