|Unsustainable agricultural practices to feed growing populations around the world have put the natural systems that support us at risk. Destruction of forests, widespread clearing of native vegetation, soil degradation and erosion are among the many damaging ways humans have altered food systems.
Transforming the way we produce food requires scaling up collaborative, nature-positive approaches that emphasize the crucial role of smallholder farmers, pastoralists, indigenous groups and women to build resilience and equity and support livelihoods and nutritious diets. Fortunately, there are many examples of successful transformations taking place across the Global South and beyond.
On September 2, CIFOR-ICRAF, the Global Landscapes Forum and partners will showcase solutions and innovations to help transform the world's food systems during the "Food. Nature. People" digital event. Leading researchers, policy makers and farmers including U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel H. Bronaugh and Prime Minister James Marape of Papua New Guinea will share their insights and provide updates on the scientific evidence, policy and best practices required to scale up effective solutions on the ground. Register here.
The digital event is part of a special CIFOR-ICRAF series on nature-positive food systems showcasing the latest scientific research and transformative solutions. To learn more, please visit here.