Food security: LED at the DEZA meeting in Rome
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation gathered some 50 food security experts in Rome from 25 to 27 September.
The positive trend towards reducing hunger has reversed in the last six years. Armed conflicts are on the rise, planetary boundaries* and the effects of climate change are becoming more tangible. A systemic approach to solving the problem of global food security is needed more than ever.
To mark the occasion, the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), the Swiss Centre of Competence for Development Cooperation, organised a face-to-face meeting of the SDC Agriculture and Food Systems Network in Rome. The network serves as a platform for the exchange of knowledge among more than 450 development cooperation professionals linked to SDC activities in the field of agriculture and food systems. From 25 to 27 September, more than 50 international experts on sustainable food systems attended the meeting - Marion Reichenbach and Patrick Aus der Au were there for the LED. The experts from different continents discussed promising ways to jointly transform food systems in the coming years and identified areas for future cooperation at global, regional and national levels.
* International scientists led by Swedish Professor Johan Rockström first published the concept of Planetary Boundaries in 2009, which can make statements about the health of the Earth and the livelihoods of humankind.