WLE, in partnership with the Stockholm Resilience Center and the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI), will host a half day dialogue on how we can better make global agricultural systems the key to sustainability instead the cause of environmental degradation.
Global agriculture is one of humanity’s great success stories, but agricultural production has come at high environmental and social costs.
Over the last few decades, many different sustainable agricultural solutions have been developed in response to problems, such as soil degradation, overdrawn and polluted water supplies, biodiversity loss and socio-economic inequities.
While this demonstrates sustainable agriculture’s potential contribution to food security and environmental restoration, many of these proposed solutions remain isolated and have been difficult to scale up and out to bring about the transformations that are urgently needed.
This half day dialogue, hosted at the Stockholm Resilience Center, will stimulate debate on how the CGIAR, together with its Swedish partners, could build on their existing collaborative and independent work and understanding to better address sustainability in food and agriculture systems.
Read a summary of the event here.