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Expert Panel 10

Implementing the right to food! – with agro-ecology, climate-proof agriculture and One Health

Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, INKOTA Netzwerk, Agrarkoordination e.V, Welttierschutzstiftung, Brot für die Welt

Time: Wednesday, 20. January 2021, 17:00 – 18:00 (CET)
Languages: German, English

Panel guests will be announced soon


The panel illustrates the perspective of the people most severely affected by COVID-19. It addresses the need to involve stakeholders in political decisions and to implement the human right to food. Small-scale agricultural production, including the fishing industry, in all its agro-ecological diversity, contributes to providing basic social protection and food security for about 70% of the world’s population. How can these systems be strengthened and maintained even in times of crisis? The model of agro-ecological agriculture will be presented and discussed as the basis of a local food system. The essential role of local and regional smallholders will be addressed and the focus will be on marketing opportunities.

Against the backdrop of the climate crisis and the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following issues will be discussed: What role do local supply systems play in protecting health, nature and the environment, and what can we learn from small-scale food producers? What potential does the One Health approach offer as a possible response to the crises in our food system?

To create more policy coherence, the expert panel aims to increase understanding of the interrelationships between these sectors and to focus on holistic ecosystem functions of agriculture. The aim is to jointly develop alternatives that can make global food systems sustainable and fair for all.

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