Future Policy Award 2018: Future Policy Award 2018 Jury convened
We need to shift to more sustainable food systems!
At the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Future Council (WFC) and IFOAM – Organics International kicked off a global contest for the world’s best agroecology policies.
In 2015, world leaders committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Especially, SDG 2 “Zero Hunger” calls on them to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation however, 815 million people go hungry even though there is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone. Food security is a complex condition and it is critical to adopt a holistic approach to all forms of malnutrition, the productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, resilience of food production systems and the sustainable use of biodiversity and genetic resources.