Food systems are under increasing pressure to produce sufficient food for the global population, decrease the environmental impacts of production, and buffer against complex global change. The corona pandemic poses an acute challenge to our global food systems. That is why we at the World Food Convention – Digital Edition 2020 are asking the following question: HOW SHOULD RESILIENT FOOD SYSTEMS LOOK LIKE IN AND AFTER THE CRISIS? Read background information on challenges and opportunities for food systems worldwide.
The live panel discussion will take place on 25 June from 3.00 pm CEST (UTC+2). Registered participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions live after the panel discussion.
Covid-19 remains an acute threat to global food security. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) warned in the “World Food Convention – Digital Edition 2020”: “For countries that depend on agriculture, the
Almost three quarters of habitable land on earth are under human use – resulting in substantial impacts on our climate, a new report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows.
Lancet report: Healthy lives and a liveable planet for all require major changes in what we eat and how we produce it
Feeding a growing population of 10 billion by 2050 is possible if we shift towards a planetary health diet, a major new report by the EAT Lancet commission shows.
“Feeding a world population of 10 billion people is possible – yet only if we change the way we eat, and the way we produce food, our research shows…”
Spacefood for cows: Industrial microbes could feed cattle, pigs and chicken with less damage to the environment
Deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, nitrogen pollution – today’s agricultural feed cultivation for cattle, pigs and chicken comes with tremendous impacts for the environment and climate.
Food production has always shaped the lives of humans and the surface of the Earth. Be it plough or refrigerator, time and again innovations have transformed the ways we grow, process, and consume food over the last millennia.
Even a limited nuclear war could have dangerous effects far beyond the region that is fatally hit.
Almost half of current food production is harmful to our planet – causing biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and water stress.
Certain patterns in the jet stream encircling the Earth can bring simultaneous heatwaves to breadbasket regions responsible for up to a quarter of global food production.
Millions of tons of groceries from agriculture are transported to our cities all around the globe every day to feed its dwellers.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and human crisis threatening the food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world.
In addition to essential short-term crisis responses, it is crucial to uphold long-term development measures and transform food systems
Tony Blair, Ex-Prime Minister of the UK, and Chairman of the Institute for Global Change and Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, highlight four ways the international community can prevent a catastophe in developing
According to the latest Food Security Monitor report by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), 2020 rainfall as already witnessed and forecasted in the East and West African regions indicate increased precipitation and wetter conditions (above normal
At an AGRA’s webinar, participants expressed cautious optimism that despite the impact of COVI-19, Nigeria’s ag sector is ensuring access to quality food at prices people can afford. They also discussed provision extension and advisory services, roles of women and
As the world grapple with containment of COVID-19 pandemic, food protests especially among poor and vulnerable African communities are likely going to be deadlier than the virus itself, if governments and international institutions do not act now, experts have warned.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), David Beasley, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme (WFP), and Liam Condon, Member of the Board at Bayer, have confirmed their participation at the World Food Convention –
COVID-19 has rocked economies and disrupted daily lives all over the world. Whether the global food system, especially in developing countries, emerges stronger or more fragile will depend on what happens next.
A contribution of Bayer AG
How much does the coronavirus burden the German food industry? Tagesspiegel-Authors Heike Jahberg, Laurin Meyer and Thorsten Mumme take a glance at the supermarket shelves. Crisis. What crisis? Germany is hoarding yeast, but Nestlé, the world’s largest food producer, continues
The coronavirus also affects the work of the World Food Programme: Expert Amer Daoudi talks on the starving, Covid-19 and crisis logistics with Tagesspiegel-Author Christian Böhme. Mr Daoudi, what does the pandemic mean for those who are starving? Global containment
The drought in Germany, full potato stores and the appreciation of farmers in corona times: On these topics Tagesspiegel-Author Heike Jahberg has conducted an interview with Farmers’ President Joachim Rukwied. Mr Rukwied, it has been very dry for weeks, now