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Seminar explores nutrition and sustainability on 12 November in Rome

31 Oct 2013

Bioversity International is co-organizing a seminar to explore practical approaches and solutions to nutrition and sustainability in Rome, Italy on 12th November 2013, together with the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), and the governments of Malawi and Flanders.  The seminar - Nutrition and Sustainability: A practical approach to integrating climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems, nutrition and health agendas - will be held at FAO headquarters from 8 am to 6 pm.  

This seminar will bring together around 300 scientists, policymakers, experts, students and practitioners to develop responses to countries' requests about "why?" and "how?" to link nutrition and sustainability, and to discuss the tradeoffs.

“How can we nutritiously and sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050 – without causing additional resource depletion and damage to our planet? This is the challenge ahead of us. We are witnessing population growth coinciding with more poorly nourished people, while health problems related to poor nutrition are on the rise,” said Bruce Cogill, Nutrition and Marketing Diversity Programme Leader at Bioversity International.

How can you participate?

To be invited to this event or to attend virtually, please contact the UNSCN Secretariat and explain your motivations to attend. Access to FAO will be restricted to those who have been invited.

The seminar will be streamed live in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Live discussion will be happening on Twitter with the hashtags #sustfoodsystems and #sustdiets.