The Dutch government and the EU are developing their positions and policies in the area of sustainable agriculture. Minister Ploumen and Secretary of State Dijksma plan to submit a joint Food Security policy note to parliament on World Food Day, 16 October 2014, which will include an important section on agro-ecology. Sustainability is also at the heart of the UN negotiations about a new Post-2015 development agenda.
This is the right moment to influence policy! On September 12th, the Agri-ProFocus partnership organises an Expert Meeting ‘Vision 2030: making current approaches work for sustainable agriculture. How can agro-ecology and other approaches support farmers to feed the world sustainably by 2030’. We invite experts and professionals from civil society, private sector, academia and the public sector (max. 80), whose expertise, knowledge and experiences are highly valuable in this debate.
The participants will jointly tackle a set of challenging questions:
Are approaches like “agro-ecological” and “climate-smart” agriculture or the “landscape approach” effective to feed the world sustainably by 2030? What do these concepts mean in practice? Can these approaches support farmers and their organisations in low and middle income countries towards optimising and up-scaling their contribution to food security, locally and globally?
Experts from the private sector, civil society, and knowledge institutions will share their practice and their expertise.