CFS 46 Side Events
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.
Are innovation and agroecology capable of working hand-in-hand? Is the future dependent on integrated solutions to agriculture? As CFS gears up for the HLPE report on Agroecology and Other Innovations, let’s think about the ways they work together, right from a soil microbe to a satellite. Join us for some of the best examples of innovations to advance agroecological outcomes in areas the UN is calling for including: recycling, resource use efficiency, optimizing external inputs, diversification, integration, and soil health.
In an ever faster-changing world, it is more important than ever worthwhile to tap into the ideas of young people to take on the challenges that would keep us from achieving the SDGs. At this side event, young people from across the world will share their perspectives on food-security issues and engage in dialogue with opinion leaders (government leaders, companies, NGOs, and members of the scientific community) to create impact for Zero Hunger. Leading up to the event, a challenge will be publicized to young people across the globe: What is your creative way to minimize food waste without sacrificing the consumption of fresh foods? Young people will come up with solutions for this challenge and present them in an inspirational way via video. The most original and passionate submissions will be shown to the live audience at the side event. In this way, the event celebrates the lifestyle of young people, which is partially led by internet development and shows the power of connectivity to take on challenges together.
This event will give attendees the opportunity to understand the agri-food value chain transformation to deliver improved nutrition. The panel will feature key actors in the food supply chain, such as a farmer, a processor, a distributor, a retailer, a marketer, and a consumer advocate. As each panelist shares their expertise on a given product, participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities at different stages of the food value chain and will walk away with ideas for action they can implement to contribute to a more sustainable food system which delivers better nutrition for all.
The side event aims to provide space to discuss the perspectives, expectations and concrete proposals by civil society, including small-scale food producers, Indigenous Peoples and the private sector with respect to the forthcoming Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition. In particular, the side event will explore how the CFS could really make the difference in proposing concrete policy pathways for normative and fiscal interventions that can realign food systems, in all their components, with the urgency to fulfil the right to adequate food and nutrition while also ensuring healthy and sustainable diets. The event will also provide an interactive space for civil society and private sector to respond to and dialogue with each other's proposals with the active engagement of the audience. The event will build on the first four regional consultations (Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Near East) and explore critical pathways for the upcoming phase of negotiation.