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International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change

From September 24 to 27, the Québec government, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), will host the International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change. Close to 250 experts and representatives from international organizations, civil society, the private sector and youth groups are expected at the Québec City Convention Centre.

The goal of this international meeting is to highlight the importance of food and agriculture systems in the fight against climate change, and to present concrete and multisectoral solutions for addressing this global issue.

Agenda

The symposium will include plenary sessions and interactive workshops where several themes directly or indirectly associated with food security and nutrition will be discussed (health, biodiversity, forestry, urban agriculture, food waste, animal husbandry, gender equality, empowerment of women, etc.). The Francophonie’s work on climate variations and the regional reality in West Africa and in the far North will be highlighted. The symposium will also focus on youth and countries directly affected by these issues by encouraging their participation in the scheduled activities.

More information available here

Preliminary programme

 

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