Event: The High-Level Political Forum 2019
IFA is co-organizing a special event entitled “Agricultural Inputs towards Goal 13” during the July 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) with partners CropLife International, the International Seed Federation and One Acre Fund.
The luncheon will take place on 11 July 2019, 1:15pm – 2:45pm (lunch will be served) at the Delegates Dining Room, UN Headquarters. It will present successful stories on achieving SDG 13 and reducing GHG emissions from Agriculture, to inspire others in the sector to make changes and accelerate innovation in the field. It will address important issues of soil health, best practices to help sequester soil carbon, and new technologies to reduce the footprint of agriculture.
This event will also touch on the vital role of agriculture on Goal 8 – promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all and Goal 10 – reduce inequality within and among countries.
The July 2019 High Level Political Forum (HLPF), under the theme "empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality" will focus on six SDGs, including Goal 13 on climate change.
More than 1.3 billion people, including some of the world’s poorest depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Agriculture and rural development have a vital role to play in reducing income equality and fostering sustainable development.
Only recently has agriculture been incorporated into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations, despite the fact that the livelihoods of farmers are on the front lines of climate change. Nevertheless, agriculture has been working to reduce its impact on the environment and improve its ability to adapt, and that happens right from the start with inputs - such as seeds, fertilizers and crop protection products - which are the basis for crop production.
Please email us to register to our special event.