Ending hunger is not only about supply. Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet. The problem is access and availability of nutritious food, which is increasingly impeded by multiple challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, conflict, climate change, inequality, rising prices and international tensions. People around the world are suffering the domino effects of challenges that know no borders.
This seminar will present the challenges and discuss the solutions for global foods security with examples from academia, NGOs, and business. The overall purpose is to stress the importance of multi-sector cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of zero hunger. Please join our effort in jointly finding a way forward towards an inclusive food system for all.
Moderator: Katy Harris, Senior Policy Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Eva Petersson, Academy Secretary General and Managing Director, The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA)
09.35 Introduction WFD movie FAO
Session 1: Food security in trying times
09.40 Opening remarks
09.45 Challenges for food security in our times
Máximo Torero, Chief economist of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
Conflicts impact on Food Security
Dr. Caroline Delgado, Programme Director at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
10.30 Short break
Session 2: From challenges to opportunities – how to ensure no one is left behind
10.35 Why are people left behind and what is needed to include these groups in the food system transformation?
Ms Aditi Kapoor, Co-Founder & Trustee, Alternative Futures, Technical Advisor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
10.45 Sustainable Agriculture in Sri Lanka- resilient to external chocks
Ms. Rishanthy Renganathan, Programme Coordinator, We Effect Sri Lanka
11.05 Sida’s approach to food security
Dr. Elisabeth Simelton, Senior Policy Specialist, Agriculture, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
11.15 Discussion Q&A
11.45 Concluding remarks
Panel of participants from the seminar
11.55 Coffee and mingle for participants at KSLA
Sign up by 26 October 2022 using the link below.