‘How Sustainable Is American Farming and Can Indigenous Agroecology Solve Its Key Challenges?‘ (in-person event)
Almost 10 billion people are predicted to exist on Earth by 2050—that is about 3 billion more who will need to be fed compared to 2010. However, expanding our current agriculture systems is not a sustainable solution to this challenge because the sector already accounts for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of freshwater withdrawals. What’s more, an estimated one-third of the food the world currently produces gets wasted. This session explores solution-sets in North and South American agriculture contexts. It considers the extent to which Indigenous Agroecology, which applies ecological principles grounded in local knowledge and communities to agricultural systems, has widely applicable answers.
IAS Forum, G17 Ground Floor
This in-person event is free to attend, registration is open now on the event page.