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Event
14 October 2016

World Food Day 2016 – Food for Thought and a Call for Change

Photo courtesy of FAO

Photo courtesy of FAO

In Sweden, World Food Day is organized by the Swedish FAO committee and will be celebrated on the 14th of October. It is the day to celebrate the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the day to highlight continuing work for improved food security and nutrition worldwide.

“Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too” is the theme of the World Food Day 2016.  Agriculture is strongly affected by climate change and it is also one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Reconciling these two challenges while also providing enough food for everyone puts our food system as well as policy and implementation around it to the test.

But what does a sustainable farming system mean and how can we make it work? On a global scale, this includes everything from reducing food waste to farming with an ecosystem-based approach in mind. Ultimately, it is about creating a more food-secure world, in which farming can be a viable business and a way to maintain environmental sustainability, while also producing enough food to feed everyone. World Food Day is a call for investing in a sustainable food system and it is a day for us to talk about how are we going to do it.

To learn more about World Food Day and find out what you can do to turn things around, check out the FAO website!

Times

From 14 October 2016 at 07:00 to 14 October 2016 at 10:00

Venue

Ministry of Finance, Jakobsgatan 24

Resources

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Relevant Content
Video
19 October 2016
Zero hunger in a changing climate

This presentation was held by Sara Gräslund from Sida at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Slides
18 October 2016
Zero hunger in a changing climate

This presentation was held by Sara Gräslund from Sida at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Video
19 October 2016
No time to waste: Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains

This presentation was held by Karin Östergren from Science Partner SP at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Slides
18 October 2016
No time to waste: Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains

This presentation was held by Karin Östergren from Science Partner SP at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm  on the 14th of October 2016.

Video
19 October 2016
World Food Day 2016 – Introduction from the Moderator

The moderator Jakob Lundberg opened up the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Video
19 October 2016
Introductory speech by Elisabeth Backteman

Elisabeth Backteman from the FAO Committee Sweden holds a short introductory speech at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Video
19 October 2016
One Planet Food

This presentation was held by Anna Richert from WWF Sweden at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Slides
18 October 2016
One Planet Food

This presentation was held by Anna Richert from WWF Sweden at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm  on the 14th of October 2016.

Slides
19 October 2016
Jannelunds Gård

This presentation was held by Adam Arnesson from Jannelunds Gård at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Video
19 October 2016
Jannelunds Gård

This presentation was held by Adam Arnesson from Jannelunds Gård at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Video
19 October 2016
Adapting agriculture to Climate Change: a Perspective from Ethiopia

This presentation was held by Million Beley from MELCA-Ethiopia at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Slides
18 October 2016
Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too

This presentation was held by Anders Malmer from SLU Global at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Video
19 October 2016
Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too

This presentation was held by Anders Malmer from SLU Global at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

Agenda

Programme

  • 09:00Introduction to the day – Moderator – Jakob Lundberg, Head of Policy and Advocacy, We Effect 
  • 09:05Welcoming remarks–  Elisabeth Backteman, State Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs; Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
  • Official World Food Day Movie by FAO
  • 09:10Climate is changing, food and agriculture must too – Anders Malmer, Professor, SLU Global
  • 09:25Adapting agriculture to Climate Change: a Perspective from Ethiopia – Million Beley, Director, MELCA
  • 09:50Production for the planet – Adam Arnesson, Organic farmer, Jannelunds Gård
  • 10:05A Meaty Challenge: WWF meat guide – Anna Richert, Expert on Food Issues, WWF
  • 10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
  • 10:40- No time to waste: Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains – Karin Östergren, Research-coordinator, SP
  • 10:55-Zero hunger in a changing Climate – Sara Gräslund, Senior Policy expert, Sida
  • 11:15- Panel discussion
  • 11:55- Closing remarks – Jakob Lundberg,  Head of Policy and Advocacy, We Effect

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