By 2030, the demand for food and fiber is expected to more than double. Viable alternatives to climate-vulnerable, input-intensive agricultural approaches are needed to boost climate resilience, meet food security and nutrition needs and ensure ecosystem health in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
This side event at the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development will focus attention on multilateral and multi-stakeholder cooperation to accelerate the uptake of agroecology approaches to strengthen the resilience of food systems. Speakers from Government and other stakeholders will share opportunities to strengthen international and national cooperation and partnerships for agroecology transition in the context of food systems transformation.
Organized by ESCAP, FAO and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) as an activity of the ASSET project, this side event contributes to this year’s focus on SDG 17 among others. It will be most useful for Government officials and stakeholders seeking opportunities for joining and strengthening subregional, regional and global partnerships and understanding how governments are moving forward together on agroecology and sustainable agriculture.