15-16 June 2021. European Development Days 2021 The title of this edition is “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”.
- The 14th edition of the European Development Days will be fully digital.
- The agenda of EDD 2021 is now online: https://eudevdays.eu/community/agenda
Farmers in developing countries face multiple and complex challenges: climate change, environmental degradation, economic upheaval, water scarcity, increased pollution and dietary health concerns, and rapid population growth. Indeed, agriculture has a huge environmental footprint as it generates almost a quarter of greenhouse gases as well as being impacted by climate changes.
By 2050, the world will need to feed 10 billion humans, but to do so, agriculture must become sustainable and resilient. Agriculture value chains must deliver more and better food at affordable prices while protecting the environment, improving human health, and fighting resource loss. They also need to bring bigger returns to create opportunities for growth and poverty reduction in our partner countries.
How can we promote agricultural practices and technologies that raise rural income? How can developing farmers harvest viable products while being sustainable in terms of climate, ecosystems and other natural resource use?
15 June 2021. 10:35 to 11:35 High-level panel Diverse, local, indigenous: Pathways for food security and conservation
15 June 2021. 11:40 to 11:50. Climate Resilient Food Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa
15 June 2021. 12:00 to 12:45.Affordable, healthy and sustainable food for all. Perspective from the South
15 June 2021. 12:50 to 13:00. Geographical Indications – An Opportunity for Biodiversity
This session brings together key stakeholders to discuss practical steps to implement land restoration with examples from the EU-funded project, Regreening Africa, operating in 8 countries in the Sahel and East Africa. As the UN declared 2021-2030 the ‘decade of ecosystem restoration’, practical examples of where restoration is happening is urgently needed. The session will discuss key approaches such selecting locally relevant options to suit agro-ecological niches, implementing farmer-centered approaches to encourage innovation to meet farmer needs; generating livelihood benefits; and innovative monitoring to track restoration over time. We will discuss policy barriers and how they can be overcome to scale restoration to millions of smallholder farmers and reach global targets.