In 2015 the international community achieved significant milestones with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the universal, legally-binding, Climate Agreement. Together these global commitments can advance the achievement of inclusive and rights based development by directly confronting the injustices that underpin poverty and inequalities everywhere. The European Union supported these global commitments in its Communication “A Global Partnership for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development after 2015”.
This conference is looking at the challenges faced by the agriculture and food and nutrition security should face to meet 2030 targets: producing more food, better and affordable food, creating inclusive and sustainable growth while coping with climate change, shrinking natural resources, population growth. In order to meet those targets, root causes need to be addressed, the next generation of farmers must be able to reach their potential, both mentally and physically; farmers must also have access to knowledge’s and innovation and financial services.
This conference invites dialogue around four distinct areas of that together; highlight the importance of addressing injustice while promoting inclusiveness in different ways: avoiding setbacks in the development process by reducing vulnerability and strengthening the capacity of people to cope with food crises; bolstering government leadership and capacities for nutrition; filling crucial gaps in evidence to accelerate poverty reduction through research and innovation.
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