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29 March 2017

Stockholm Dialogue: Can we deliver sustainable transformations to our agri-food systems?

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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.


From 29 March 2017 at 13:00 to 29 March 2017 at 17:00


Stockholm Resilience Center
Kräftriket 2B 104 05

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Proposed Agenda:

13.00 – 13.15 Welcome to the Dialogue – Welcome by Johan Rockstrom – Introduction to WLE – Izabella Koziell
13.15 – 13.45 Networking opportunity between WLE and Swedish organizations
13.45 – 14.30 Panel Debate on: How should research and development organizations work to support transformational change ofagriculture to sustainability
14:30 – 14:50 Coffee Break
14:50 – 16:30 Working Groups to understand transformational change in key themes
16:30 – 17:00 Wrap up and closing
17:00 – 17:50 Informal networking and cocktails

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