Water: the game changer for food systems
12:00–14:30 UTC, Online Only
Convened by Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit, and Gilbert F. Houngbo, UN-Water Chair and President of the International Fund for Agriculture Development, with the support of the UN-Water partners – the International Water Management Institute, FAO, WFP and IFAD.
This Global Dialogue will explore the inter-connections between food systems and water systems, and their relation to other areas fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, such as energy, climate, and the environment.
Participants will be invited to explore how water is an essential ingredient for sustainable food systems to:
- ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all
- shift to sustainable consumption patterns
- boost nature-positive production
- advance equitable livelihoods
- build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress
The event will also build on the learnings that are arising on water and food systems in national and regional dialogues. Major water challenges that are threatening local and international food systems will be unpacked.