Miniseries on sustainability: Agriculture and the SDGs 1/4

In the coming weeks, FAO Radio is rolling out a four-part miniseries on agriculture and sustainability.

We'll be exploring why food issues are at the centre of development in the next 15 years and what needs to happen to eradicate hunger while preserving the world's resources for the next generation and beyond. Along the way, we'll shine a light on the diverse challanges that farmers around the world face in producing healthy, affordable food for a growing world population and the role of youth and innovation in building the agriculture of the future.

Episode 1 - Shifts, Sustainability and Interconnectedness
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In this week's episode, we'll be focusing on the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN in September, which are replacing the Millennium Development Goals that have come to an end this year.

You will hear from a hydroponic farmer in Cote d'Ivoire who is embracing innovative farming techniques to build a new livelihood for herself and other women while their men are away in military service, and a young organic farmer in the United States, who is supporting healthy local food systems and reintroducing traditional crops to her area.

Along the way, experts in the field of food security and developent will provide insights into the the nature of sustainable farming and how the new global goals will affect develoment in the area of food security.

Among them are Ren Wang, FAO Assistant Director-General for Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Hafez Ghanem, Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa, and Stefano Prato, Manging Director of the Society for International Development.

To listen to the full interviews with the experts featured in this episode, find the complete recordings in the side bar.

Click here for a transcript of this week's podcast.

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