The Global Conference on Sustainable Plant Production: what you need to know


Tomorrow's agriculture must produce more food with less of a environmental footprint, the basis for strong local and diversified agrifood systems that are more resilient to shocks and disruptions.

With this in mind, the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Plant Production (GPC) (2-4 November 2022) will provide a neutral forum for FAO Members, farmers, scientists, development agencies, policy makers, extensionists, civil society, opinion leaders, and the private sector for focused dialogues on innovation that creates efficient plant production systems with resilience to biotic and abiotic stresses, climate change, natural hazards and geopolitical disruptions.

The GPC will generate authoritative evidence  to help achieve the goals set by  FAO's Strategic Framework 2022-31, leading to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind.

The GPC will focus on critical aspects of sustainable plant production systems around seven themes:

1. Seed systems

2. Field cropping systems

3. Protected cropping systems

4. Natural resource management

5. Integrated pest management

6. Mechanization and digitalization

7. Farmers and enabling environment

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