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How to Feed Nine Billion within the Planet’s Boundaries - Agroecology for Food Security & Nutrition

Can Agroecology provide a triple-win strategy for meeting the pressing challenges of food security, environmental degradation and climate change?

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Developing effective and sustainable ways forward is of high-priority, but there is no one size fits all solution. Agroecology advocates claim to offer a holistic approach which realizes key principles through context-specific design of strategies and techniques.

“Agroecology continues to grow, both in science and in policies. It is an approach that will help to address the challenge of ending hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, in the context of the climate change adaptation needed” says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

This event will allow the participants to have a closer look at Agroecology, an emerging set of practices that seek to apply ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. The seminar will bring together development actors from the Swedish government, multilateral organizations, civil society and scientific community.

Programme:

  • 09:00 - Welcome. Jakob Lundberg, We Effect and Karin Höök, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • 09:05 – Introduction. Mathilda Åberg, Senior adviser global food security, Ministry of enterprise and innovation
  • 09:20 – Wake up before it´s too late! Agriculture at the crossroads: Assuring food security in developing countries under challenge of global environmental change. Ulrich Hoffmann, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, International Trade Division, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • 09:50 – Agroecology for food security and nutrition. Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Programme Specialist, Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • 10:20 – Agroecology – the need for stakeholder collaboration. Pablo Tittonell, Professor of agroecology, Wageningen University
  • 10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break
  • 11:20 – Scaling-up strategies from technology transfer to empowerment with focus on agroecology. Riccardo Quiros, We Effect-Regional Office Latin America
  • 11:50 – Managing agricultural landscapes for ecosystem services, resilience and human well-being. Cibele Queiroz, Post-doc researcher: agricultural landscapes, Stockholm Resilience Center/Stockholm University
  • 12:20 – Panel Discussion: Reflections on policy implication
  • 12:55 - Final remarks and the end of the seminar

Moderator: Fredrik Moberg, Albaeco/Stockholm Resilience Centre

Coffee will be served from 8:30.

The event is free of charge. Please, make cancellations no later than the 8th of March 2015. Please, note that 100 SEK charge applies in case of no cancellation notice.