Multi-dimensional soil health – pathways to incentivise improvements

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office UK

Time: Thursday, 27. January 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Languages: English, German

Objective: Highlight and discuss options for meaningful policy reform and, or programme approaches to incentivise and support land users to improve soil health in all its dimensions. This includes looking at experience and options for policy reform such as repurposing public support to agriculture. It complements the World Bank’s proposed session to discuss the business case for investing in soil health, focusing on measures to engage the private sector and close the financing gap. This event builds on momentum gathered through the UK and World Bank led Policy Dialogue on accelerating transition to sustainable agriculture and food systems through repurposing public policies and support and scaling of innovation. The Dialogue has produced a Policy Action Agenda (PAA) that has been launched at COP26; and this event would mark an important next milestone in taking that agenda forward. The PAA sets out a non-prescriptive framework for action; within which, continued peer learning and knowledge exchange forms a critical part. The GFFA marks a clear opportunity to further the discussion on policy reforms and to demonstrate real world examples that have the potential to be scaled or adapted to new geographies.

Key topics the session will cover:

  • Key challenges land managers face in protecting or restoring soil health
  • Experience and opportunities to address some of these barriers through public policy reform and support
  • How to measure and evaluate impact

Panel Guests

Panel guests will be announced soon

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