Monday, 27 May 2013

Who Should Feed the World? Discussion on Food Security in Estonia

The Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AKÜ) organised the conference WHO SHOULD FEED THE WORLD? Politics of Guaranteeing Food for the World. Key topic of the event, held on 14 May 2013 in Tallinn, was food as a human right and Estonia’s opportunities of helping to guarantee a decent life for the whole world.

The keynote speaker Ms. Marikki Stocchetti from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs explained how trade and development policies can contribute to food security for all people. A global perspective was added by H.E. Ricardo José Alvarado Noguera, Ambassador of Nicaragua to Estonia.

Climate change will change more than just the climate.
Mr. Patrick Worms from the World Agroforestry Centre described the effects of climate change on food security and offered using trees in agriculture as the solution. Participants also learned about the Estonian start-up company Vital Fields that provides unique field-based weather forecast for farmers. In addition, several experts from Estonia and abroad shared their thoughts and engaged with the audience.

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Source: Estonian Roundtable for Development Cooperation (AKÜ)  

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