A series of webinars on future food will lead up to Food Systems Summit

A series of webinars on Australia’s sustainable food future will be held in May and June 2021.

The Australian Food Systems Summit Dialogues were a chance for interested stakeholders to come together and share ideas before the UN Food Systems Summit in September.

These discussions will bring together policymakers, farmers, industry, academia and community groups to discuss ideas, opportunities and challenges facing food systems.

As the populations grow, we need to be able to feed more people, support our farmers and consider impacts on our natural environment. 

At each webinar the discussing will outline the need to produce more food with less environmental impact and what the solutions look like, such as innovation, technology, and the role market-based approaches can play.

There will be five webinars in total. When complete, they will be a key part of Australia’s input into the Food Systems Summit.

To register for a webinar, visit UN Food Systems Summit 2021 – Department of Agriculture.

Behind the webinars

  • The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is hosting five webinars to discuss Australia’s food future and provide input into the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
  • After each webinar, the panelists’ discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with participants.
  • The expert panelists include:
    • Fiona Simson, President, National Farmers Federation
    • Professor Richard Eckard, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Melbourne
    • Professor Andrew McIntosh, Associate Dean (Research), ANU College of Law.

For more information on upcoming dialogues and to register for a webinar, visit UN Food Systems Summit 2021 – Department of Agriculture.

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