FAO at Rio +20
FAO MEDIA CENTER
FAO Director-General welcomes UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge
21 June 2012
Riocentro Room T-4
There can be no sustainable development when billions of people are left in hunger, poverty and food insecurity on the side-lines of mainstream development, with no protection from risks and shocks, and no hope to contribute to and benefit from growth, nor to fully enjoy their human development potential. Moving sustainable development requires a shift to food production and consumption systems that are productive, sustainable and equitable.
The event aims to identify recommendations and actions based on successful national and international experiences, policies and programs aimed at reducing hunger and under-nutrition, building food security and resilience, and creating sustainable and equitable food production and consumption systems We must eradicate hunger and poverty to achieve the Rio vision of sustainable development.
Some of the topics that will trigger the discussions are:
- Access to food –how can we enable all people to access the food they need through nutrition-sensitive systems?
- Child under nutrition – how can we ensure universal access to nutritious food and micronutrients and achieve zero stunting for children under 2 years?
- Sustainable food systems – how can we ensure that all farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, governments and civil society establish standards for inclusive sustainability and responsible governance?
- Smallholders – how can we increase smallholder productivity and income?
- Reducing food losses and waste – how can we lose and waste less?
Introduction and overview of the event by the moderator
Opening remarks by
Panel Discussion with
Closing remarks by