Let’s talk! Steering the green transition in farming and food – Innovative technology as a key driver
Join Food Nation’s first Global Food Talk “Steering the green transformation in farming and food – Innovative technology as a key driver” on May 25, 1.00-2.00 pm streamed live from Food Nations Visitor Centre.
In less than ten years, 10 billion people will demand safe, healthy and nutritious food. With scarce resources providing enough food to feed the growing world population is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), food production accounts for 24% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The agriculture and food industry, therefore, has to work closely together to find solutions to reach this future – and at the same time reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
New technology is one of the motors that can drive the green transition. Today it is possible to find examples of technological ingenuity that reduce water and energy consumption, cut carbon emissions and maximize raw material utilisation. Also, digital technology can be the next frontier for sustainable food production like robots, predictive maintenance for smarts food processes and GPS and drone technology for crop management.
The key question to which we are seeking answers is therefore:
How can innovative technology contribute to ensuring healthy, safe agriculture and food production for everyone in a sustainable way?
1.00 pm: Welcome, Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation
- The importance of the green transition within the agriculture and food sector to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and patron of Food Nation
- Urgency call towards the global challenges with a focus on responsible consumption and green economy
United Nations (TBC)
- Denmark’s ambitions and role to support the global agenda with a focus on innovative technology as a driver to green transition
Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries, Rasmus Prehn
- Partnering to build and accelerate sustainable food systems
Park Sang-Jin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Denmark
- Sustainability from farm to fork and innovative technology as the main enabler
Anne Ahrnung, CEO Danish Agriculture and Food Council and Thomas Bustrup, International Director & COO The Confederation of Danish Industry
- The transformative journey towards CO2 neutral food production
Jais Valeur, CEO Danish Crown and Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla Foods
2.00 pm: Moderator closing remarks
Join the event at Food Nations first Global Food Talk on innovative technology to gain knowledge on game-changing technological solutions, scalable actions and partnership models for sustainable development, be inspired by international stakeholders focusing on the possibilities of innovative technology as a driver to accelerate the transformation of food systems and become motivated to take action towards green transition and share your ideas to act towards the UN Food System Summit 2021.
Global Food Talk is a side event for the P4G Summit in South Korea
P4G – Partnership for Green Growth – aims to accelerate the implementation of the UN’s Global Goals by bringing the private sector, civil society and public authorities together in partnerships for green and inclusive growth. P4G puts action behind climate and sustainability ambitions through concrete partnerships that can deliver market-driven solutions, and in this way, P4G is a tool for implementing World Goal 17. The P4G summit will be held in South Korea/Seoul on May 30-31, 2021.