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April 2019

The Forum for the Future of Agriculture 2019

April 9

The Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) is the premier meeting place in Brussels to debate sustainable agriculture and environmental challenges. Since 2008 the FFA has provided an open and inclusive setting to discuss the role of farmers, government, industry and citizens in ensuring that future farming models protect the environment and produce nutritious food that supports healthy lifestyles. FFA is where agriculture and environment meet for an open dialogue.

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March 2019

Chicago Council: From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future

March 20 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

By 2050, over one half of the world’s population could be at risk due to stress on water resources. How will we grow an adequate quantity—and quality—of food to feed and nourish a rapidly growing, urbanizing world in the face of increasing water insecurity? Read more >>

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Africa Climate Week

March 18 - March 22

Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2019 will convene in the lead-up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2019, bringing together diverse actors from the public and private sectors. Participants will focus on how engagement between Parties and non-Party stakeholders can be further strengthened in key sectors for Africa, including energy, agriculture and human settlements. The event will also showcase the role of future carbon markets to enhance climate action towards the goal of sustainable development, and seek to facilitate…

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Achieving Sustainable Food Systems Through Innovation

March 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Green Tent, UN Complex, Nairobi

Held as part of the Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, this side event will showcase the ways in which agricultural innovations can contribute to a more sustainable food system, delivering improved environmental stewardship, higher productivity and less food loss and waste. The moderated Q&A will focus on three core questions: Which innovations are making our food system more environmentally sound? Which types of policies can help make food production and consumption patterns more sustainable? What are the…

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Innovative Actions Towards a Pollution Free Planet

March 12 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
UN Environment Assembly, United Nations Office at Nairobi, UN Avenue

The Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) special side event, Innovative actions towards a pollution free-planet: Implementing the UNEA-3 resolution on soil pollution brings together governments, private sector and civil society partners to share ideas and lessons learned on innovative, impactful and replicable solutions to prevent and reduce soil pollution. Human development and well-being are rooted in healthy soils, which ensure the provision of nutritious food and clean water, the regulation of nutrients and heat cycles, the…

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Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4)

March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

Under the overall theme, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production,’ UNEA-4 will address: Environmental challenges related to poverty and natural resources management, including sustainable food systems, food security and halting biodiversity loss; Life-cycle approaches to resource efficiency, energy, chemicals and waste management; and Innovative sustainable business development at a time of rapid technological change. Read more >>

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