TMG Think Tank for Sustainability

Discussion

Forgotten Foods and Future Harvests: Enabling Food Producers to Thrive in a Climate-Impacted World

This event will explore the crucial role of food system diversification in building more sustainable and resilient food systems, including both aquatic and terrestrial food systems.

The increasing over-reliance of our food systems on a limited range of products presents pressing challenges in the context of a rapidly changing climate. Harvest failures and fisheries collapse are increasing risks for food security and livelihoods around the world. Many of the “adaptations” proposed include creating more environmental damage and consuming more natural resources. This event will explore the crucial role of food system diversification in building more sustainable and resilient food systems, including both aquatic and terrestrial food systems. Diversification is not easy, and speakers will unpack barriers and pathways forward, including the actors and actions needed to deliver food systems that work for both people and nature.

Speakers:

  • Shakuntala Thilsted, Director, Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform, CGIAR

  • Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, CEO & Founder, Food Systems for the Future

  • Pamela Mayorga Caro, Indigenous Peoples' Marine Coastal Space

  • Ishmael Sunga, CEO, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

  • Alexander Müller, Founder & Managing Director, TMG

  • Mahlet Mesfin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Fisheries and Polar Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Date

10.12.2023

Organisers

Environmental Defense Fund

Location

Food Systems Pavilion

Forgotten Foods and Future Harvests: Enabling Food Producers to Thrive in a Climate-Impacted World

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