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.
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
Environmental Defense Fund
Food Systems Pavilion
Food System Diversification as a Key to Implement the COP 28 Emirates Declaration
The Environmental Defense Fund and TMG Research submit that food system diversification is key to achieve the objectives laid out in the COP 28 Emirates Declaration.
Written by Environmental Defense Fund and TMG Research
Published on Dec 8, 2023