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With Janusz Wojciechowski (European Commissioner for Agriculture), Guido Barilla (Chairman, Barilla Group), AC Gallo (President, Whole Foods), Massimo Bottura (Owner, Osteria Francescana), Danny Meyer (Founder, Union Sq Hospitality), Elly Schlein (VP, Emilia Romagna Region), Barney Debnam (Dir. Agribusiness, Microsoft).
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The world needs urgent action on agriculture & food systems.

Let's make the future grow!

2030 is the deadline to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The next decade is a chance to remake our future. Through the Decade of Action, we all have a part to play in the transition towards sustainable economic, social & environmental development-with sustainable food systems at its heart.



In a rapidly changing world, food systems face substantial challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic acting as a multiplier of food & nutrition insecurity. Globally, two billion people are malnourished. More than 700 million adults are obese while at least 820 million suffer from hunger-a statistic that will no doubt increase as a result of the pandemic. And some one third of the global harvest is lost or waste. Biodiversity is declining, water & land are increasingly degraded, climate change is posing adverse impacts on agricultural production & livelihoods.



We must act now to address the impending global food emergency & avoid the worst impacts of the pandemic, while seizing upon the opportunity of resetting food systems. Over the next 20 years, food systems will need to nourish 10 billion people while also protecting precious natural resources for future generations. The spread of COVID-19 has demonstrated the fragility of global food systems, but it also offers opportunities to transform the way we produce, distribute & consume food.
 
 
 
 
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