A Green and Climate Resilient Transformation of Agri-food Systems for People and the Planet

Thursday 2 June
09:30-10:45 CEST
Stockholmsmässan, Room 2

Organizers: FAO, UNDP, UNEP, Belize, Liberia, United Kingdom, and Uruguay

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About: Due to rapid urbanization, population growth and changing food consumption habits, the demand for agri-food products will continue to grow in coming decades, putting the increasing pressure on our planet’s resources, and exacerbating the global crises of climate change, biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation, and food insecurity. The situation is aggravated further by the economic and public health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet these global challenges, we must transform agri-food systems, to be more efficient, more inclusive, more resilient and more sustainable. This includes taking action along value chains from production to processing, distribution and consumption for food, feed, fiber, and fuel. We must ensure that people, including the most vulnerable groups are at the center as agents of change driving the efforts towards a green agri-food system transformation.

The event will feature discussion among multiple stakeholders how to implement and ensure synergies between global commitments and frameworks to transform the world through food and agriculture. We must work together to eradicate hunger by 2030; transform agri-food systems to nourish people, nurture the planet and build resilient livelihoods and ecosystems; increase climate resilience, and invest in vulnerable populations to reduce inequality and leaving no one behind.

Moderator(s): Pamela Chasek (IISD)


  • H.E. Nelson Adrián Peña Robaina (Minister of the Environment, Uruguay)

  • Maria Helena Semedo (FAO Deputy Director-General)

  • H.E. Jeanine Milly Cooper (Minister of Agriculture, Liberia)

  • Elizabeth Mrema (Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity)

  • H.E. Janine Coye Felson (Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative for the Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations and the Lead on Climate Finance and Oceans for Alliance of Small Island States)

  • Cécile Ndjebet (Founder and President  African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests, Wangari Maathai Forest Champion 2022)

  • Tarcila Rivera Zea (Founder and President of CHIRAPAQ, Centre for Indigenous Cultures of Peru, founder of the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas and the International Forum of Indigenous Women)

  • Hannah Ashley (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK)

  • Cherrie Atilano (Founding Farmer, CEO and President of AGREA Agricultural Systems International)

  • Jyotsna Puri (Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD)


Contact person: Katherine Clyne (katherine.clyne_at_fao.org)

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