On May 19th, Theo de Jager, president of the World Farmers’ Organisation, joined as a speaker the virtual event « 2020 Global Nutrition Report: Good Food for All ».
Published last week, this year’s report on the state of global nutrition warns of the vast inequalities in nutrition outcomes that hinder progress on tackling malnutrition. This reality has and will continue to be further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A week after the launch, the SDG2 Advocacy Hub gathered a diverse group of esteemed guests voices to further tease out the food systems themes in the 2020 GNR.
The event featured the participation of Vankatesh Mannar, CoChair of GNR, Agnes Kalibata, UN Special Envoy of Food Systems Summit, the founder of EAT Forum, Gunhild Stordalen, and Chef Sam Kass, food policy advisor.
The discussion explored the actions we can all take across agriculture, nutrition, and climate to build equitable and inclusive food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
While discussing inequities in food systems, the WFO president highlighted that too much power is focused on a few businesses.
« Our future will be determined by how we deal with climate change, biodiversity and soil health. It doesn’t matter what you farm, at the basis of it is soil, » De Jager also reminded.
Here is the event recording: