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Game-changing innovations create better global food and agricultural systems

This year’s World Food Summit event focuses on how to establish pathways for game-changing innovations necessary for sustainable food system transformations, and how we can achieve a safe, healthy and sustainable food system for people and our planet.

UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals were set in 2015 and work as drivers for all businesses to achieve a more sustainable world by 2030. With only nine years to go, initiatives are constantly taken across the globe to find solutions that accommodate the challenges we face today. Today, more than 800 million people live in hunger, 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year, and more than 2 billion people are overweight. These numbers clearly illustrate how the food sector plays a vital role in the achievement of a more sustainable world.

The agriculture and food sector seeks new actions

The annual World Food Summit 2021 – Better food for more people takes place on the 15th and 16th of April online, and is hosted by the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Rasmus Prehn. The aim of the event is to define actions that are necessary to transform food systems to achieve a better global food system.

Denmark has a long history of developing new tools and techniques for overcoming challenges in food and agricultural production. The Danish government has set ambitious goals for the transition to a greener, more sustainable future to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% in 2030 based on 1990 levels, and to be carbon neutral by 2050. Denmark’s food and agriculture sector play a vital role but to boost the green transition and achieving game-changing innovations requires world-class competencies and know-how from all over the world. That is why we need to collaborate across borders to succeed.

World Food Summit gives you insights to game-changing innovations presented by participants from governments, businesses, organisations, academia, civil societies and next generation sustainability leaders within the areas of food loss and food waste, healthy and sustainable diets, prudent use of antimicrobials and prevention of resistance and deforestation-free value chains. The World Food Summit is a contribution to the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit 2021 which takes place in autumn. Inputs are presented accordingly to new actions that transform the way the world produces and consumes food while delivering progress on all 17 UN Sustainability Goals.

Please be aware that in order to participate you need a direct invitation from the World Food Summit Secretariat.

Explore and sign up for the World Food Summit side-events here.