A conference set to take place on Thursday in New York will debate the role of agriculture and food systems in sustainable development and aims to draw attention to the issues.
Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.
The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 is an invitation-only one day event but will be streamed online. It intends to focus global attention on the role of agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, landscapes, and food systems in sustainable development. The event will link research in agriculture to the emerging UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
SDGs refer to an agreement made at a UN conference held in Rio in 2012 to develop a set of future international development goals. The current development agenda target date is next year and as a result a new framework beyond 2015 needs to be agreed. The goals will cover a wide range of sustainability areas, from energy and sustainable cities to food and water.
CGIAR, a consortium involvement 15 agriculture research centres, recently announced that it will invest at least 60% of its budget in helping 500 million farmers adapt to more stressful growing conditions as the effects of climate change take hold.
Research has suggested that climate change could slowdown crop yields and significantly affect food prices and availability in the long term. The World Bank also recently warned that climate change could severely disrupt the global food system, triggering a food crisis.
Speaking to the BBC, CGIAR chief executive Frank Rijsberman, commented, “Not everyone in other areas of development sees the role of agriculture or food systems as critical to the Sustainable Development Goals.
“We believe [this sector is] critical to a number of SDGs and we would like to explore those linkages.”
He added, “By and large, I think that many of the other sectors have not come to grips with how central agriculture is and how food, food systems, nutrient, health and well-being are all interrelated.”
Photo: MMNoergaar via Freeimages
Like our Facebook Page
How Can Technology Help You To Lead A Sustainable Lifestyle?
4 Factors That Can Save The Environment Along With Going Paperless
How Peer to Peer Works On Eco-Friendly Trading Platforms
5 Questions Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurs Need To Ask Unhappy Employees
Is Trade Good or Bad for the Environment (Examples and Laws)
7 Best Investments to Make for an Eco-Friendly Business
4 Tips For Choosing An Eco-Friendly Home Backup Power Source
10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Home Solar Company
5 Sustainable Ways Of Disposing Building And Demolition Waste
Why 2022 Is Your Last Chance to Get a 26% Return on Your Solar Kit
Low Emission and Clean Air Zones: What You Need To Know
A Guide to Eco-Friendly Landscaping
12 Essential Things for Buying Your First Home
Zero Waste Living and Its Importance
Harnessing Sustainability with User-Centric Technology Innovation
How the U.S. Government is Promoting Green Energy in the Country
Tips for Optimal Waste Management in Your Home
Is It Possible to Work in Tech Without Harming the Planet?
Hypermiling: The 3 Ways To Drive Your Car For Maximum Fuel Efficiency
Making Your Dream of Having an Eco-Friendly Garden Come True
- Features11 months ago
Seven Health and Safety Tips for Eco-Friendly Products in a Green Home
- Energy12 months ago
Eco-Friendly Homeowners Lower Carbon Footprints through Greater Air Conditioner Efficiency
- Features11 months ago
Essential Guidelines for Eco-friendly Moving into new Home
- Features10 months ago
5 Compelling Reasons to Hire an Eco-Friendly Contractor