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March 2019

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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February 2019

The First FAO / WHO / AU International Conference on Food Safety

February 12 - February 13

With an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses annually, unsafe food is a threat to human health and economies, disproportionally affecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially women and children, populations affected by conflict and migrants. This joint conference will bring together Ministers of Health, Ministers of Agriculture, leading scientific experts, partner agencies as well as representatives of consumers, food producers and the private sector to: Identify key actions and strategies to address current and future challenges to food safety…

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2nd Global Conference on the One Planet: Sustainable Food Systems Programme

February 5 - February 7
San Jose, Costa Rica San Jose,Costa Rica

The Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the UN One Planet network is a multi-stakeholder partnership with the aim to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production patterns in all areas related to food. The conference theme – Good Food for People and the Planet, Working together towards 2030 – highlights the interactions between natural resources, livelihoods, and nutrition, and underscores the need for applying a systems lens. In addition, it stresses the importance of sustainable food systems for the…

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2019 IFA Joint Agricultural and Communication Meeting

February 4 - February 5
Rome, Italy Rome,Italy

With the IFA2030 review process successfully accomplished, this year’s meeting will focus on the implementation of a new strategic roadmap and response strategies to help our sector better address the reputational challenges and issues that are bound to affect our industry in the future. Read more >>

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