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Coming this Thursday — Secretary Ross to participate in “Farmers: Agents of Change in Greening Agriculture” event with Danish government and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Join FAO North America and the Embassy of Denmark in the USA to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing farmers in ushering in a green transition towards more sustainable agriculture and food production.

The foundations of our food systems are being undermined, at least in part, because of the impact of management practices and land-use changes associated with food and agriculture. We are witnessing immense and irreversible biodiversity loss around the world. This alarming trend, combined with rapidly advancing climate change, water scarcity, and the degradation of vital natural resources, underscores the urgent need to transition towards more sustainable agricultural practices.

There is growing consensus that greening agriculture will require new science, as well as new and improved management policies and practices. However, not enough attention is paid to farmers and their enormous capacity to serve as agents of change in leading the shift towards a greener agriculture. This webinar will explore how farmers can and must play a lead role in transforming agricultural practices, highlighting experiences from Denmark and the United States, as well as global perspectives.

Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO North America

Keynote speakers
Søren Søndergaard, Chairman, Danish Agriculture and Food Council
Karen Ross, Secretary, Department of Food and Agriculture, California

Featured Speakers
Anders Nørgaard, Dairy producer and Vice-Chairman, Holstebro-Struer Landboforening
Derek Azevedo, Bowles Farming Company
Doug Keesling, Keesling Farms & XRG
Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Climate and Environment Division, FAO
Thomas Batchelor, Global VP of Bioagriculture, Novozymes North America
Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food, World Bank

Troels Mandel Vensild, Minister Counselor – Food, Ag & Fisheries, Embassy of Denmark
Thomas Pesek, FAO North America

Join the conversation using #GreeningAgriculture

Time – Apr 15, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time 

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