Our world is in crisis. The evidence is clear that humans are causing climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, inequalities and a range of intertwined problems that are putting life on earth at risk. At the heart of these challenges is our broken food system, affecting all of us. We need access to nutrient-rich food that supports health and wellbeing, provides employment and income for everyone, including women, Indigenous Peoples and marginalized groups, and ensures that our landscapes are and remain productive in the future.
During this half-day digital event, CIFOR-ICRAF and its partners will present solutions to tackle the food system crisis: nature-positive solutions based on scientific evidence that diversify our food system, build new and equitable markets for a wider range of domesticated crops from wild foods to create value for local and Indigenous communities and the role of forest and trees for creating a sustainable food system.
The event will feature a range of speakers from policy makers to farmers to highlight the ways the world can advance progress towards a resilient, people-focused food system using forests, trees and other healthy landscapes and launch a new alliance on nature-positive solutions to inform international landmark initiatives. Critically, it will underscore the crucial role smallholder agriculture, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, young people and women play in this transition and showcase successful efforts of nature-positive solutions for food production.