13th July 2017
New York, U.S.A.
Farming First is partnering with the International Agri-Food Network to host “Agriculture and Food Day to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals”, which will be held at the Yale Club in New York City. The event will raise awareness of the critical need for investment in Goal 2 on ending hunger and its interlinkages with the other SDGs under focus during the High Level Political Forum being held at the United Nations in New York the same week.
The day will include a thematically-focused plenary session, a series of roundtable discussions on interlinkages in SDGs, and a dynamic luncheon featuring youth in agriculture.
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Robynne Anderson of Farming First’s newest supporter organisation, the International Agri-Food Network was published on The Huffington Post this week, with the news that sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition have made it as the second priority for the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“At last, the world is remembering where our food comes from” Anderson commented.
The piece also highlighted the fact that Farming First’s six principles, presaged many elements of what appears to be growing consensus around likely goals, namely:
- ending hunger and achieve food security
- eliminating malnutrition, referencing children under 5 and maternal specifically
- increasing agricultural productivity and enabling rural entrepreneurs, including women
- increasing trade on a fair basis
- improving sustainable fisheries
- reducing post harvest and food waste
To read the full article visit Robynne Anderson’s blog on The Huffington Post.