CFS 46 Side Event

The Future of Farming - Innovation and Agroecology: A Path to Sustainability

Monday, October 14, 18:00 to 19:30
Green Room, FAO

Summary

Are innovation and agroecology capable of working hand-in-hand? How are farmers changing agriculture practices through innovation and achieving environmental outcomes? As CFS begins work on Agroecology and other Innovations, let’s think about the ways they work together right from a fish to crops. Join us for some of the best examples of innovations to advance the agroecological outcomes in areas the UN is calling for, including; recycling, resource use efficiency, optimizing inputs, diversification, integration, and soil health.

Arising from last year’s packed event, a brand new set of speakers will address solutions that apply to agriculture of all sizes and regions. Hear about a new set of solutions. Then, help us discuss how to design sustainable farming systems that strengthen the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment for food security and nutrition. Farmers are attaining more sustainable and innovative food systems using new technologies.

The event will be in ENGLISH ONLY. Refreshments will be provided.

Background

The UN General Assembly Resolution on Agricultural Technology for Sustainable Development includes the following statement on agroecological principles:

“[The General Assembly recognizes] the need to further enhance the linkages between agricultural technology and agroecological principles, such as recycling, resource use efficiency, reducing external inputs, diversification, integration, soil health and synergies, in order to design sustainable farming systems that strengthen the interactions between plants, animals, humans and the environment for food security and nutrition, enhance productivity, improve nutrition, conserve the natural resource base and attain more sustainable and innovative food systems.”

The full Resolution is accessible here. 

Programme

Welcome and Introduction to the discussion, H.E Maria Cristina Boldorini, Permanent Representative of Argentina
Panel Discussion:
Patience Koku, Global Farmer Network Member & Nigerian Farmer
Matteo Leonardi, Vice President, API
Juan Minvielle, Farmer, Maizall, Argentina
David Yeh, Bayer, China
Luciano Loman, Nuffield International & Executive Director, Metos, Brazil
Tara Vander Dussen, Global Dairy Platform, New Mexico Milkmaid
Moderated Q & A
Concluding Remarks

Organizers

Our thanks to the @UN_CFS outgoing Chair @MarioArvelo – and congratulations and welcome to Mr. Thanawat Tiensin CFS46
9 minutes ago