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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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December 2018

CFS Side Event: The Future of Farming

December 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

17th October 2018 Rome, Italy As the FAO's Committee on World Food Security (CFS) gears up for the high-level panel of experts report on Agroecology and Other Innovations, Farming First will be co-hosting a side event that will highlight some of the best examples of innovations to advance agroecological outcomes in areas the UN is calling for including: recycling, resource use efficiency, reducing external inputs, diversification, integration, and soil health. Speakers will discuss solutions that are applicable to farms of…

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COP24

December 3, 2018

3rd - 14th December 2018 Katowice, Poland COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the…

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November 2018

Chatham House – A Sustainable Food Future 2018: Whose Responsibility?

November 26, 2018

London, United Kingdom A growing world population, dwindling agricultural resources and rising concerns about climate change are adding pressure to an already strained global food system. With global hunger on the rise after declining for over a decade, it is clear that countries, companies and individuals must reassess approaches to food production and consumption. In this context, the annual Chatham House Food conference will explore practical solutions to build a more resilient food system and feed the global population sustainably,…

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