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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, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Languages: German, English


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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Please note that the CVs of Stig Tanzmann and Andrea Winkler are only available in German.


Stig Tanzmann ist Landwirt und Agrarwissenschaftler und arbeitet seit 2010 als Referent für Landwirtschaftsfragen bei Brot für die Welt. Seit 2008 befasst er sich mit den internationalen Auswirkungen der europäischen Fleischproduktion. Weitere thematische Schwerpunkte seiner Arbeit sind, die entwicklungspolitischen Wirkungen der Agrarpolitik der EU, Agrarökologie, Biodiversität, Bioökonomie, Digitalisierung in der Landwirtschaft, Gentechnik und Saatgut.

Josephine Koch works at the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development. Her working fields are Ressource politics, Bioeconomy and Agriculture.

Panel Guests

Michael Fakhri is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Hilda Adams is a 3rd generation fisher woman from Mamre / Cape Town, South Africa. She is fulltime in fishing for 18 years and the founder of the women’s cooperative WESKUSMANDJIE (a small business, meaning in English is West Coast Basket).
Sofía Monsalve Suárez is the Secretary General of FIAN International. FIAN is an international human rights organization working for the right to food and nutrition. Before turning Secretary General in 2016, she coordinated FIAN’s program on land and natural resources for more than 15 years. This work included field research visits and fact-finding missions to twenty countries, close collaboration with peasants, small farmers, landless people, fisher folks, indigenous peoples and rural workers. Mrs. Monsalve Suárez is also contributing to the development of the UN declaration on the rights of peasants negotiated in the Human Rights Council.

Prof. Dr. Andrea Winkler, MD, Dr. med., PhD, Dr. med. habil., is a specialist neurologist, a senior researcher and the Co-Director of the Center for Global Health at the Technical University of Munich. She is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Global Health at the University of Oslo, where she holds a full professorship in Global Health. Prof. Winkler has almost 20 years of experience with both clinical work and research in countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Her special interest lies with poverty-related neglected diseases, global neurology/mental health, One Health, global digital health and social sciences in Global Health.

Teresa Anderson is climate policy coordinator at ActionAid International. She leads ActionAid’s climate policy work on land, food and agriculture, and coordinates the Climate Action Network (CAN) working group on agriculture.

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