Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 August 2018 at 01:03

Sustainable development requires a transformation of food systems

We need to transform our food systems if we want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and combat climate change. This is the message of an article published in the journal “Agronomy for Sustainable Development” on August 9th. According to the authors, food systems “are at the nexus that links food security, nutrition, and human health, the viability of ecosystems, climate change, and social justice.” They are not just vital for achieving SDG2, which focuses on ending hunger and malnutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture – they concern the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “We need to implement a comprehensive transformation in food systems, centering on different paradigms and models from those of the 20th century,” said lead author Patrick Caron, a researcher with CIRAD and Chair of the UN’s High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition. He stressed that the

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Abdiweli siyad perfect

4 months 3 weeks ago

Nicole Metz Dear Paul Allertz and all, I am sorry the link I posted does not seem to work at the moment. It worked last week when I posted this article. This is beyond my control. Please check again in a few days if you are interested. Or else visit and use the search term  'food systems' for other publications on this topic. Apologies.

4 months 3 weeks ago

Zibusiso Wayne Dube I'm eligible for that even though I'm not a Ugandan citizen?

4 months 3 weeks ago

Anne Marie Kortleve is this the correct link Nicole Metz?

4 months 3 weeks ago

Nicole Metz thanks Anne Marie for the additional link. Your link to the CIRAD page is good & it includes contacts of CIRAD staff for those who are interested. The Original link in my post above is now functioning again fortunately.

4 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 August 2018 at 12:38

There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems

08/08/2018 - Press release

Food systems are situated at the crossroads between the many issues and contradictions surrounding sustainable development: food and nutritional security, human and ecosystem health, natural resource renewal, climate change, territorial dynamics, political stability, and social justice. An international group of experts, including researchers from CIRAD, is calling for profound changes in food systems in order to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the UN in 2015, and the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate. The authors propose a four-pillar strategy.

"There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems". This call for change was issued by an international group of experts dubbed the "Milano Group" (see box), whose members have written an article published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development.

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Event posted by in Recherche et Developpement Bénin
  13 April 2017, 09:30-11:30
  Institut Français à Cotonou

L’Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), le Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) et la Direction Nationale de la Recherche scientifique et de l’Innovation (DNRSI) béninoise organisent un jeudi par mois les « Café de la Science ». Les scientifiques et experts seront réunis autour de tables rondes sous la paillote de l'Institut pour discuter avec le public présent.

Le premier "Café de la Science", qui aura lieu le 13 avril 2017, abordera le thème de la "Disponibilité et accès à l'eau dans un contexte de changement climatique" : ressources en eau, qualité de l'eau, accès à l'eau, ... seront autant de sujets abordés.

Vous êtes cordialement invités.