In the current context, the urgency and necessity of transforming agri-food systems is becoming increasingly clear. The exponential increase in world population, the impact of this sector on biodiversity and ecosystems, the fragility of the rural world and the inequalities that harm small farmers and the most disadvantaged communities, make the necessary transformation ever more imminent to ensure regenerative and equitable agrifood systems that produce healthy, safe, nutritious and accessible food for all.
To realize the 2050 vision of more than 9 billion people living well, with quality of life, within planetary boundaries, it is essential to act now and significantly increase our efforts. In this regard, the 'Vision 2050. The time for transformation' launched by the WBCSD at a global level and by Forética in Spain, proposes nine ambitious but realistic routes to achieve this transformation in all key areas of business activity. One of them focuses on Food and aims to ensure a regenerative and equitable food system that produces healthy, safe and nutritious food, as analyzed in the document published by Forética on the transformation of agri-food systems.
As a concrete initiative that contributes to this objective, Regenerative Agriculture is a way of cultivating and conserving the earth: asking it for the food we need, but not exhausting it, but contributing to its own salvation. Because it is in danger.
It is also a global goal and necessity for a sustainable food future for all: the land, farmers, businesses, retailers and consumers.
That the land survives is also a contribution to the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 2: the one that aims to ensure the sustainability of food production, to implement resilient agricultural practices and to achieve 'Zero Hunger' by 2030. Achieving a regenerative and equitable food system that produces healthy, safe and nutritious food is one of the nine transformation paths included in the 2050 Vision launched by Forética.
The V Nestlé Forum will explain how to do it, during a debate 'Regenerative Agriculture, beyond sustainability', within the Alimentaria Exhibition, on Tuesday, April 5 from 11.00 to 12.15 (registration here).
Experts Francesc Font (Agroassessor), Eduardo de Miguel (Global Nature Foundation) and Hélène Papper (IFAD, International Fund for Agricultural Development) will debate, with closing remarks by Jacques Reber, General Manager of Nestlé Spain.
Undoubtedly, dialogues such as this one allow us to approach from different angles the great opportunity for companies to contribute to this transformational change in the agri-food sector, at a key moment like the present, promoting a sustainable, green and inclusive reconstruction.