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WEBINAR "Food Systems: Harnessing nutrition co-benefits of climate resilient agriculture" - Friday, 4 June 2021 @13:30-15.00 CEST

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1 Jun 2021, 11:41

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IFAD - Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG) in collaboration with Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI-WUR) invite you to the webinar “Food Systems: Harnessing nutrition co-benefits of climate resilient agriculture”:

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Climate change, food systems and food and nutrition security are strongly interlinked. The food we eat and how we produce it will determine the health of people and planet, according to the EAT Lancet Commission. Extreme weather and climate events have increased in frequency, intensity and severity. Since the 1980s, each successive decade has been warmer than any preceding one since 1850.  There is increased evidence that the effects of climate change have an impact on livelihood choices, work options and time spent on care and other nutrition-related activities, undermining current efforts to reduce hunger and promote nutrition. Climate-related changes in diets may well lead to 500,000 additional deaths. Furthermore, the effects of climate change on nutrition vary based on wealth status and livelihood and contribute, therefore, to increased inequalities and vulnerability of marginalised groups. The 2020 Global Nutrition Report revealed that progress is too slow to meet global targets to end malnutrition in all its forms. We know that major changes must be made to increase access to affordable healthier diets for all people and planet.

Join us to discuss the climate-nutrition nexus, from different perspectives, including:

  • The body of evidence showing the interlinkages between climate and nutrition and the existing research gaps;
  • The potential solutions, that optimise synergies between climate change and nutrition and minimise trade-offs; 
  • The policy and programmatic approaches adopted by governments and development partners to address present and future challenges;

Exchange with our panellists: representatives from academia, research, governments, representatives from civil society, development agencies.

Learn about new reference materials on the benefits of investing in integrating approaches on climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

Join us in generating unusual ideas to move away from doing business as usual!

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