Food Day at Rio Conventions Pavilion

Food Systems Transformation: ways to strengthen implementation of the Rio Conventions

A sustainable future requires us to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and limit climate change to no more than 1.5°C, while meeting the fundamental human right to healthy food for all. This depends on an equitable and nature-positive transformation of our food systems and requires a paradigm shift from maximising production at the expense of nature, to optimising production with the support of nature. To achieve the SDGs, we need to redesign our food systems through agroecological approaches that minimise pressures on biodiversity, climate, land and water, shift towards sustainable consumption and production and rethink our agricultural support schemes. 

The session will discuss and present opportunities and solutions how food systems transformation can strengthen the implementation of the UN Rio Conventions. Based on the outcomes of the UN Food Systems Summit and its follow-up processes by state and non-state actors, UN FSS coalition on Agroecology and the ONE Planet Network programme for Sustainable Food Systems, ways of implementation will be identified and practical solutions presented. 

Agroecology Coalition Food Day Agenda

CIFOR-ICRAF speakers

Susan Onyango

Global Communications Coordinator, CIFOR-ICRAF

Fergus Sinclair

Chief Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF; GCF Knuckles Project