Wednesdays for the Planet | Sustainable Food for a Sustainable Future
05 May 2021
Organization: Geneva Environment Network
Wednesdays for the Planet is a series of online screenings and virtual presentations with experts highlighting the natural world and other environmental challenges our planet faces. The virtual screenings are for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.
Sustainable Food for a Sustainable Future
From supply chains to our plates, what we eat has a big impact on the planet’s resources. Presented by CNBC International TV, this reportage takes a look at how nature-based solutions can help us eat healthier for a better planet.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to be sustainable, agriculture must meet the needs of present and future generations, while ensuring profitability, environmental health, and social and economic equity. Sustainable food and agriculture contributes to all four pillars of food security – availability, access, utilization and stability – and the dimensions of sustainability (environmental, social and economic). Promoting sustainable food and agriculture also helps countries worldwide achieve Zero Hunger and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CEO | Biovision Foundation
Frank Eyhorn is the CEO of Biovision Foundation. He is an established expert in organic agriculture with more than 20 years of experience in international cooperation. He is passionate about sustainable agriculture and nutrition. With a Ph.D. in environmental science, he has conducted extensive research and published various educational materials and scientific articles. From 2000 to 2005, Frank headed the Asian projects of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL. In 2006, he joined Helvetas, where he headed the Organic and Fair- trade Competence Centre and the Rural Development Advisory Team. Frank was a board member of the global organic movement IFOAM from 2011 -2019, and Vice President since 2014. He is currently advocating for supportive policy frameworks and increased investment in agroecological solutions at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
Director of Agriculture, Trade and Investment | International Institute for Sustainable Development
Carin Smaller is Director of Agriculture, Trade and Investment for the Economic Law and Policy program of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). She advises governments and parliamentarians on law and policy issues related to foreign investment and trade in agriculture. She is the author of the IISD Guide to Negotiating Investment Contracts for Farmland and Water, the first attempt to create a model contract for developing countries to attract investment for agriculture, while at the same time, promoting the needs of the poor and protecting the environment.
She has lived and worked in several developing countries and advised dozens of government officials on how to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks from foreign investment in the agriculture sector. Carin has also organized and participated in international conferences on agriculture, trade, investment and human rights; has worked with several NGOs; and has carried out media relations, particularly providing access to the media for people whose voices are not usually heard.
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