17:00 – 18:30
Food system resilience in the context of climate-smart agriculture
The food systems of all nations are exposed to a range of current and future challenges in a variety of ways. These include climate change, extreme weather and natural resource depletion, concurrent with substantial changes in socio-economic-cultural conditions and dietary patterns. Some of these changes are gradual (e.g. global mean temperature increase, demographics, dietary change, cultural evolution, sea-level rise), and can be thought of as increasing stresses. Others can be sudden (e.g., extreme weather events, financial market crashes, disease outbreaks, political volatility, trade wars, conflict), and are thought of as shocks. This then leads to the questions of how can the resilience of our food systems, from landscapes to value chains, be enhanced to face these stresses and shocks, what CSA-related policies could be developed to support this, and how would they impact different food system actors?