African Agriculture @ UNGA 73 and Global Goals Week (10)

  • 27th September 2018
  • by secretary

23-29 September 2018. New York. Food systems, hunger and nutrition received a great deal of attention during Global Goals Week.

28 September 2018. New York. The International Forum on Food and Nutrition, will be held to promote a dramatic change in the mindset of all stakeholders in a coordinated, unified manner.

Bringing together different stakeholders, from Governments to civil society organizations, research, science and the private sector, the BCFN Forum will held a series of interactive panels throughout the day to support the sharing of experiences and good practices, from a global to a local perspective.

The event will be organized aside of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73) and it will be co-hosted by The Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN Foundation), in joint collaboration with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

The conference will be organized in three sessions

  1. The first one will be dedicated to understanding the key issues in order to find solutions for sustainable food systems and to discuss around the global nutrition crisis. The three food paradoxes represent a key touchstone, because they bring together highly contrasting sets of data, clearly highlighting the inconsistencies entrenched in our food system: An obese planet dying of hunger; competition for natural resource among people, animals and cars and food loss and food waste.
  2. The second session will explore the key role agriculture, nutrition and food plays now and in the future, as an opportunity to frame the global phenomenon of migration, and specifically in the Mediterranean region, in order to develop sustainable food systems and promote rural development.
  3. The third session will be dedicated to the concrete solutions, from a global to a local perspective, towards sustainable urban food systems to promote concrete engagement and inspire the debate.
Extracts of the agenda 

Panel discussion

  • Moderator: Gerda Verburg
  • David Katz Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center Founder & President, True Health Initiative
  • Robert Lustig Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Sandro Demaio CEO, EAT 
  • Shauna Downs Assistant Professor, Rutgers University of Public Health

Panel discussion