The food system is vital to our ability to attain the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. World hunger has been on the rise for several years in a row, biodiversity is in crisis, shortages of fresh water are continuing, as is the depletion of the world’s soils, and the world’s natural resources are being consumed at an unsustainable rate. All forms of malnutrition lead to poorer health. Drought, flooding, fires, and other consequences of a changed climate are already threatening people’s opportunities to live good lives. Making global food production and consumption more sustainable –– is a critical element in tackling these challenges.
Prof. Jennifer Clapp is a newly elected fellow to the KSLA General section. She is a Professor at the Global Food Security and Sustainability in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability (SERS) at the University of Waterloo, Ontario in Canada. Throughout her career, her research has focused on the global governance of problems that arise at the intersection of the global economy, the environment, and food security. Furthermore, Prof. Clapp is the Vice Chair for the High-Level Panel of Experts, providing scientific advice to the UN Committee for Food Security, CFS. The CFS uses a multi-stakeholder, inclusive approach to develop and endorses global food policy recommendations.
13.00-13.05 Welcome Academy Secretary General and Managing Director, Eva Pettersson, KSLA
13.05-13.10 Introduction of Prof. Jennifer Clapp – Prof Anders Wästfelt, SU
13.10–13.40 Why and how science matters in the development of Global Food Policies? – Prof. Jennifer Clapp, Univ. of Waterloo
13.40-13.50 Challenges with global food systems – Dr. Matilda Bariabar, University of Stockholm
13.50-14.00 Translating science into policy in a development context –Prof. Sofia Boqvist, The Swedish University of Agricutural Sciences, SLU
14.10- 14.20 A global food system exposed to multiple crisis – Ass. Prof .Assem Abu Hatab, Nordic Africa Institute
14.20- 14.30 Experiences of developing research capacity in Low Income countries – Dr Anna-Karin Norling, Senior Research Advisor, Swedish International Development Agency, Sida
14.45 -15.25 Discussion
15.25-15.30 Summing up the day