103. Transforming food systems through nature-based solutions: 9:00am – 10:30am

Event time: 9:00am – 10:30am
Location: Madison Hub North, Convene, 101 Park Avenue
Event organizer: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

If we are to achieve the SDGs related to poverty, climate change and food and nutrition security, the agricultural development community will have to work collectively with the world’s 700 million small-scale farmers by 2030 to transform the way food is produced, processed and consumed. Never before have we faced such ambitious goals. Achieving the SDGs will not be easy, as it will have to be met in the context of climate change impacts on all aspects of food and nutrition security, increasing resource constraints and trade-offs, massive urbanization, an aging farming population, a need to rapidly reduce emissions from food systems, and dietary shifts. The pace of changes required has never been seen before, and necessitates radical changes as opposed to incremental adjustments. The Transforming Food Systems under Climate Change Initiative is a global effort involving over 100 organizations to change the way we produce and consume food to meet the SDGs. The initiative proposes science-based actions that can transform food systems, and identifies champions from business, civil society and Governments to lead implementation. Actions proposed under this initiative include nature-based solutions, to ensure that there is zero agricultural land expansion in high carbon landscapes and to improve carbon sequestration in degraded soils. The workshop will outline key opportunities to scale nature-based solutions and transform food systems, convening organizations which are championing these efforts to develop an action agenda for transformation.

Speakers:

  • Martien Van Nieuwkoop (Director, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank)
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez (Head of Global Policy Research, CCAFS) -Amy Senter (Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg Company) -Susan Gardner (Director of Ecosystem Division, UNEP) -Elizabeth Mwiyeria (Country Manager, Vi Agroforestry)
  • Deon Nel (CEO, Global Resilience Partnership) -Charlotte Hebebrand (Director General, International Fertilizer Industry Association)

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Partners/Sponsors: Global Resilience Partnership, Vi Agroforestry