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Let’s talk! Steering the green transition in farming and food – Innovative technology as a key driver

Join Food Nation’s first Global Food Talk “Steering the green transformation in farming and food – Innovative technology as a key driver” on May 25, 1.00-2.00 pm CEST with opening speech from Food Nations patron, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark livestreamed from Food Nations Visitor Centre.

In less than ten years, 10 billion people will demand safe, healthy and nutritious food. With scarce resources providing enough food to feed the growing world population is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), food production accounts for 24% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The agriculture and food industry, therefore, has to work closely together to find solutions to reach this future – and at the same time reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

New technology and innovative solutions are some of the motors that can drive the green transition. Today it is possible to find examples of technological ingenuity that reduce water and energy consumption, cut carbon emissions and maximize raw material utilisation. Also, digital technology can be the next frontier for sustainable food production like robots, predictive maintenance for smarts food processes and GPS and drone technology for crop management.

The key question to which we are seeking answers is therefore:
How can innovative technology and solutions contribute to ensuring sustainable agriculture and food production?


1.00 pm CEST: Welcome, Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation

  • The importance of the green transition within the agriculture and food sector to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
    His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and patron of Food Nation
  • Denmark’s ambitions and role to support the global agenda with a focus on innovative techno­logy as a driver to green transition
    Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn
  • Partnering to build and accelerate sustainable food systems
    Park Sang-Jin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Denmark
  • Sustainability from farm to fork and innovative technology as the main enabler
    Anne Lawaetz Ahrnung, CEO, Danish Agriculture & Food Council and Thomas Bustrup,  International Director & COO, The Confe­deration of Danish Industry
  • The transformative journey towards a CO2 neutral food production
    Jais Valeur, CEO Danish Crown and Peder Tuborgh, CEO, Arla Foods

2.00 pm CEST: Moderator closing remarks

Why join?

Join the event at Food Nations first Global Food Talk on innovative technology to gain knowledge on game-changing technological solutions, scalable actions and partnership models for sustainable development, be inspired by international stakeholders focusing on the possibilities of innovative technology as a driver to accelerate the transformation of food systems and become motivated to take action towards green transition and share your ideas to act towards the UN Food System Summit 2021.

Global Food Talk is a side event for the P4G Summit in South Korea

P4G – Partnership for Green Growth – aims to accelerate the implementation of the UN’s Global Goals by bringing the private sector, civil society and public authorities together in partnerships for green and inclusive growth. P4G puts action behind climate and sustainability ambitions through concrete partnerships that can deliver market-driven solutions, and in this way, P4G is a tool for implementing World Goal 17. The P4G summit will be held in South Korea/Seoul on May 30-31, 2021.

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