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CFS Virtual Informal Group Discussions (Agroecology and other innovations)

16 June @ 15:00 - 17:00 CET


CFS Virtual Informal Group Discussions (Agroecology and other innovations)

This fifth informal group discussion will focus on markets, incentives, agrochemicals, Covid-19. Here the questions to guide the discussion aimed at exploring convergences: a) How do you see the relationships between the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability and the scale of markets (local, national, regional and international)? What are the main policy instruments addressing market failures and challenges that countries should prioritize?; b) A large number of countries currently provide subsidies/incentives for their food systems. According to what criteria should countries allocate subsidies/incentives in the food and agriculture sector to best secure the three dimensions of sustainability and to provide food producers and consumers with appropriate choices? c) Would it be possible to end agrochemical use in the crop, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture sectors? What would be the risks of ending or of not ending agrochemical use?; d) While new findings about the impact of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic on food systems continues to emerge, does the evidence so far (referring for example to the HLPE Issue Paper), show that COVID-19 impacts how we think about innovative approaches for sustainable food systems that enhance food security and nutrition? If so, how?

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16 June
15:00 - 17:00
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