Over 600 participants from science, politics, business and civil society from over 50 countries gathered at the fifth EAT Stockholm Food Forum.
The 2018 EAT Stockholm Food Forum explored a range of solutions available for achieving healthy and sustainable diets for a growing global population. It confronted some of the hard questions head on, such as how to feed the world with zero land expansion and ocean depletion, or the benefits of processed foods and clean meat.
GFAR has directly supported the establishment of EAT Forum from its outset, which has now become a major international venue for discussion on how best to link agriculture, nutrition, health and sustainability.
Think big, empower small-scale fishers and farmers
Gilbert Houngbo, president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development explains why coastal communities are fundamental for necessary changeSpare a thought for small-scale fisheries, they produce two thirds of the fish you eat. They are often left to their own devices when it comes to how they manage local fish stocks and face a constant struggle to make sure their livelihoods are not taken away from them. Attempts at making them more sustainable vary significantly, depending on how well governed and structured they are. Amid successful attempts, the need to empower them is fundamental. Gilbert Houngbo believe coastal communities play a crucial role in any solution being developed. Without them, it will be even harder to turn things around.
Feeding the World With Zero Land Expansion and Marine Degradation
Aquaculture comes with a range of challenges and better funding should also include the elimination of subsidies for industrial fishing. Any chance of a positive future hinges on a significant increase in protected areas from fishing. Currently it stands at only 2 percent globally.
- Izabella Koziell, Director, Water, Land, Ecosystems - International Water Management Institute
- Ruth Kimmelshue, Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Supply Chain; Sustainability, Cargill
- Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Founder and President, Ocean Collective
- Moderated by Corby Kummer, Food Writer, The Atlantic.
For the full summary of all panel discussions, side events and links to livestreams, see the original post on the PAEPARD blog.