CBCGDF Advocates Sustainable Agriculture and Moves Towards a Healthy Diet | To 2019 World Food Day
2019/10/18 17:11:00 本站

October 16, 2019 is the 39th World Food Day and the anniversary of the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


This year's theme is "Healthy diets for a Zero Hunger world". Health is everyone's responsibility.


Since its inception, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) has courageously assumed the multiple roles of advocate, guardian and innovator of green development cooperation in the field of ecological civilization and green transformation. Against this background, CBCGDF's Good Food Fund is committed to the related research and information dissemination, policy advocacy, activity organization, public education, and entrepreneurial incubation related to the food system, aiming to promote the production and consumption of healthy and sustainable diet ways. To improve human health, animal and nature's living conditions, also help to combat climate change at the same time. Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of CBCGDF has talked about the importance of sustainable diet around the Good Food Fund. He stressed that for the future of human food resources, it is necessary to change unreasonable consumer behavior. At the same time as the construction of ecological civilization, we must also take actions to change the concept of human diet.


The 46th Session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) took place from 14-18 October 2019 at FAO, Rome, Italy. In addition to celebrating its 45th anniversary year, this CFS session also was the first major global meeting on food security and nutrition following the High-Level Political Form (HLPF) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Summit in New York, 24-25 September. CBCGDF as an observer, Dr. Zhou went to Rome to attend the meeting.


The State of Food and Agriculture, released by the FAO on October 14, shows that the world's food losses in the post-harvest to pre-retail supply chain account for 14% of total production. The report estimates the amount of food lost in all aspects of the supply chain, analyzes the specific links and causes of the loss, and proposes measures to effectively reduce losses. Also, on October 14, China released the White Paper on China's Food Security.


CBCGDF has so far invited Dr. Rene Castro, Assistant Director-General of FAO's Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department and Mr. Kent Nandozie, the Secretary of FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) to come to China to join in two seminars organized by CBCGDF, around the promotion of conservation and benefit sharing of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in China, the promotion of agro-ecological security and the mainstreaming of agricultural biodiversity. CBCGDF fosters effective communication and dialogue through the collision of experts, scholars, policy makers, FAO officials and key stakeholders in the agricultural sector to help achieve the aims of sustainable agriculture and food security beyond 2020.


CBCGDF representative expressed the view at the seminar that the intensive agriculture was questioned and that the crops grown in traditional agriculture are more nutritious and resilient, more resistant to climate change, richer in diversity, and less susceptible to the impact of market volatility. At the same time, the concept of a collaborative ecosystem was emphasized, arguing that modern intensive agriculture and the cultivation of single crops would lead to the loss of biodiversity.


As of October 15th, local time, while attending the meeting in Rome, Dr. Zhou met with CBCGDF's international colleagues at FAO headquarters, including Dr. Rene Castro, and Mr. Sergio Zelaya-Bonilla, Senior Land & Water Officer, Head of Geospatial Coordination Unite (CBDS) of Climate, Biodiversity, Land & Water Department of FAO, who was invited by CBCGDF to China to participate in the establishment of CBCGDF China Conservation Area for Hemp Chicken at Chongren (CCAfa).


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(Photo credit: FAO)




Dr. Castro (left), Mr. Nnadozie and Dr. Zhou exchanged during the seminar.


With Mr. Francisco Lopez Martin, a colleague of Mr. Nnadozie.


With Dr. Paulo Augusto Louren?o Dias Nunes (middle), a colleague of Dr. Castro, and Mr. Sergio Zelaya-Bonilla


With Mr. Sergio Zelaya-Bonilla (left) and colleague


Presenting a Chinese painting to Dr. Castro

(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Niu Jingmei