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FOOD SECURITY, GLOBALIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Date:

09/25/2015


FOOD SECURITY, GLOBALIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

The Legacy of Expo 2015

A Conversation

Free and open to the public. Registration required: www.italianacademy.columbia.edu Maurizio Martina Italian Minister of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, and Government Coordinator for Expo Milano 2015 with Glenn Denning Professor of Professional Practice, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) & Senior Policy Advisor, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Earth Institute, Columbia University and Livia Pomodoro President of the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy; formerly Magistrate, Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy, and President of the Juvenile Court of Milan With welcoming remarks by Barbara Faedda Associate Director, The Italian Academy The Post-2015 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals will shape the next decade of policies regarding poverty alleviation, education, health, gender equality and women’s empowerment, environmental sustainability, and development. In this context, agriculture is fundamental. As the primary sector of the economy, it is a national security matter for many countries that are concerned with food security, safety, and health. But agriculture also involves economic growth as a whole, increasing incomes, encouraging investment, and mobilizing scientific, technological, and social movements. Improving agricultural policies and promoting sustainable agricultural development is also a key challenge for restoring the ecological balance of our planet. It’s crucial to support agriculture in becoming more resilient and to stop the consumption of land for non-agricultural purposes. One strong call for action comes from the current universal exposition hosted in Italy—Expo Milano 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”—which brings together more than 130 countries, 3 international organizations, and many civil society organizations and private companies, as well as millions of visitors from all over the world.

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Date: Friday, September 25, 2015

Entrance : Free


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