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VisitDenmark, Robin Skjoldborg

Let’s talk! Organic production and consumption – an important contribution to a sustainable global food system

Join Food Nation’s Global Food Talk on February 11 and meet leading high-level profiles from the Danish and international agriculture and food scene in a dialogue about how to reach the high ambitions on increasing the organic agricultural land.

According to the UN, the current rate of global biodiversity loss is estimated to be 1,000 times higher than the extinction that would occur naturally with agriculture as one of the biggest causes. Loss of biodiversity is a major threat to our ability to produce food, find fresh drinking water and adapt to a changing climate. We urgently need to restore balance in nature and ensure a sustainable global food system – and here, organic is part of the solution.

Several countries and regions around the world are setting ambitious targets to take organic production to the next level. For example, has the European Union set a goal of 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030. Boosting organic production and consumption requires the attention and actions of all, from food producers to food supply chain stakeholders to food industries, retailers, and consumers to ensure transformative change.

The main question for the dialogue is: How do we ensure enough safe, nutritious and sustainable food for everyone while maintaining nature in balance with organic production as a central contributor?

Program

9.00 am CET: Welcome, Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation 

  • Key-note speech
    European Commission (TBC)
  • How to stimulate growth and transformation towards more organic production and consumption?
    Dialogue between Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries, Rasmus Prehn and Paul Holmbeck, World Board member at IFOAM Organics International
  • Going organic – what are the business drivers and actions?
    Dialogue between Kræn Østergaard Nielsen CEO at COOP Danmark and Hanne Søndergaard, CMO and EVP of Marketing, Innovation, Communication and Sustainability, Arla Foods

 10.15 am CET: Moderator closing remarks

Why join?

Join the event at Food Nations Global Food Talk on organic to gain knowledge on game-changing solutions, scalable actions, and partnership models for organic development, be inspired by international stakeholders focusing on sustainable food solutions for all and become motivated to take action towards the 2030-agenda.

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