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Event
22 October 2019

World Food Day 2019

The Swedish FAO committee invites you to a seminar highlighting the importance of multi-sector cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 2, making sustainable and nutritious food accessible for all.

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from chronic hunger. Most of whom live in rural areas, depending on agriculture for a significant part of their livelihoods. Meanwhile, obesity and malnutrition are on the rise.

Every year the World Food Day highlights the fight against global hunger and undernutrition. During the last three years the number of people who are undernourished in the world has increased, despite previous positive trends. Real political commitments, bolder actions and the right investments are needed to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 – a goal the world committed to in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report (SOFI) underscores that ending hunger will require greater efforts and integrated approaches that protect the most vulnerable.

As part of the global celebrations of World Food Day 2019 the Swedish FAO Committee invites you to participate in a seminar on October 22. The overall purpose of the seminar is to stress the importance of multi-sector cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 2, making sustainable and nutritious food accessible for all.

The seminar will offer a Swedish perspective on global food security. We will discuss how to jointly fight hunger and ensure food security for the world’s growing population. What solutions are necessary to achieve Zero Hunger, a goal paramount to global sustainability?

Agenda

  • 12:15-13:00 Lunch will be served
  • 13:00 Opening of the seminar
    Per Callenberg, State Secretary to the Minister for Rural Affairs, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden
  • Presentation of the agenda
    Moderator: Jakob Lundberg, Head of Policy and Advocacy, We Effect
  • Global overview
    Ahmed Raza, Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, FAO
  • Sustainable and nutritious food for all?
    Eva Charlotte Ekström, Professor in Global Nutrition and Associate Professor in Global Health, Uppsala University
  • How can different actors contribute to a sustainable food chain?
    Anna Richert, Responsible for Food Thematic and the Meat Guide, WWF
  • New nutritious products with new crops
    Lovisa Martin Marais, Nutrition Manager, Lantmännen
  • Stewardship and the Protein Transition: Insects for Food and Feed in  Africa
    Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Associate Professor at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Science
  • Panel discussion
    Ahmed Raza, Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, FAO
    Eva Charlotte Ekström, Professor in Global Nutrition and Associate Professor in Global Health, Uppsala University
    Anna Richert, Responsible for Food Thematic and the Meat Guide, WWF
    Lovisa Martin Marais, Nutrition Manager, Lantmännen
    Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Associate Professor at the Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Science
    Esse Nilsson, Senior Policy Adviser for Fural Development and Food Security, Sida
    Maria Schultz, International Director, Vi-Agroforestry.

Registration to the event is now closed.

Times

From 22 October 2019 at 12:15 to 22 October 2019 at 15:00

Venue

Stora Tigern at Fredsgatan 8, Stockholm.

Hosted by

anna.ioannou@sei.org