Food Systems: Harnessing nutrition co-benefits of climate resilient agriculture
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Food Systems: Harnessing nutrition co-benefits of climate-resilient agriculture
04 June 2021
13:30 – 15:00 CEST
Climate change, food systems, and food and nutrition security are strongly interlinked. The food we eat, and how we produce it, will determine the health of people and planet.
Climate change has an impact on livelihoods and food choices, undermining current efforts to reduce hunger and promote nutrition. Extreme weather and climate events have already increased in frequency, intensity and severity. We know that major changes must be made to food systems to increase access to affordable, healthy diets for everyone.
Join us, along with panellists from academia, research, governments, civil society and development agencies, to discuss the climate-nutrition nexus, including:
- The body of evidence showing the interlinkages between climate and nutrition and the existing research gaps
- The potential solutions that optimize the synergies between climate change and nutrition and minimize trade-offs
- The policy and programmatic approaches adopted by governments and development partners to address present and future challenges
Learn about four new publications on the benefits of investing in approaches that integrate climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive approaches.
IFAD-ECG, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI)
The climate-nutrition nexus: Linkages and implications
In a 5-minute explainer video, IFAD and WCDI illustrate the conceptual linkages between climate change and nutrition: “How is climate change affecting nutrition and vice versa?”
By following Jane, a young farmer from Zimbabwe, we explore the linkages and implications of the climate-nutrition nexus. Examples of interventions for tackling malnutrition and taking climate action are also provided. This video can be used for many purposes to encourage discussion around the climate-nutrition nexus.
Click on the image to watch the explainer:
Moderator: Esther Koopmanschap, Senior Advisor in Participatory Planning for the Water, Food and Environment Nexus, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI-WUR)
- Jo Puri, Director of Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG), IFAD
- Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Diane Bosch, Senior Advisor Food and Nutrition Security and Focal Point Programme Fostering Lifelong Learning, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI-WUR)
- Abdoulaye Ka, Coordinateur National, Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition (CLM) Secrétaire Exécutif national chez Conseil National de Développement de la Nutrition, Gouvernement du Sénégal
- Dina Saleh, Regional Director, Near East, North Africa and Europe Division Programme Management Department, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)
- John Ulimwengu, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- CSO Representative
Wrap-up by Esther Koopmanschap