Transforming food systems under a changing climate
Agricultural development can be slow and uneven, often not reaching the people who are most vulnerable and in pockets of deep, entrenched poverty. It is further hindered by climate change, which disproportionally affects agriculture and threatens the achievement of SDG targets on food security and poverty.
To achieve food security, increase productivity, alleviate poverty among rural communities, build resilience to climate change and other stresses, and reduce agricultural emissions, a complete transformation in agriculture is needed over the next decade, going beyond business as usual and piecemeal short-term projects.
The Climate-Smart conference aims to achieve the following objectives:
- To mobilize the knowledge needed for food systems transformation under climate change.
- To catalyze the partnerships needed for transformation, bringing together all key stakeholders, from scientists, policymakers, investors and farmers.
WorldFish in partnership with Stockholm Resilience Centre and Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics will be organizing a Seminar on "Blue solutions: fish and the transformation of climate-smart food systems" on Wednesday, 9 October 2019 (Day 2) from 5 pm to 6.30 pm. The seminar will bring together different stakeholders and perspectives on the role of fish in the transformation of food systems. Fish are rich in micronutrients and have great potential to be climate-smart. Many species can be grown on agricultural and/or livestock byproducts, and thereby recycle nutrients and contribute to a circular economy. It is increasingly clear that fish and other aquatic products have an important, but largely unrecognized, role within global food system transformation.
Dr. Michael Phillips, WorldFish Director of Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences and Dr. Patrik Henriksson, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and Stockholm Resilience Centre Postdoctoral Researcher will be discussing the futures scenarios for the future growth of fisheries and aquaculture, practical experiences in the application of fish solutions to climate-smart agriculture and adaptation at farm and landscape levels, best practices of tools and data for enabling fish solutions in food systems transformation.
Since the term climate-smart agriculture (CSA) was coined in 2010, the biannual global science conferences on CSA have emerged as the key global forum for the scientific exchange to underpin CSA implementation.
For more details, please refer to the Climate-Smart Conference Program Overview.