Iraq Room Blg A/B, Flr 2  

In 2015, world leaders agreed on ambitious goals to achieve sustainable development. Agriculture has the potential to become a role model for the shift away from business as usual that the new agenda is calling for, e.g. by providing multiple -wins in terms of climate change adaptation, mitigation, food security and nutrition. To harness such synergies and sustain the momentum, there is need to learn about innovative ideas and promising pilot projects.

At this side event, two promising initiatives on transformative approaches will be presented. They will showcase examples on how transformative pathways towards 2030 can be initiated and sustained. Based on these examples, the participants will discuss the role and applicability of agricultural transformation pathways for SDGs implementation and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS43) could address such approaches.

  • Introductory remarks by Sylvie Lemmet, Director of European and International Affairs at the Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea and at the Ministry of Sustainable Housing of France.
  • Sebastien Treyer, Director of Programs at IDDRI
  • José Bervejillo, Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay
  • Bruno Lanfranco and Enrique Fernandez, Senior Researchers at Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria of Uruguay 
  • Hans Herren, President Millenium Institute and Biovision
  • Alex Mwaniki, Senior Statistician at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Kenya  

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