Friday 10 November 2023
(Session co-organized with OCP Group). To feed a growing population while protecting the planet, we need to close the yield gap while enabling the agriculture sector to go beyond net zero and play a significant role in carbon sequestration. Leading climate scientists have warned that it’s “now or never” if we are to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. At the same time, we need to feed a population projected to grow to 10 billion by 2050 while using less land.
Africa is expected to have the highest leap to contribute to the global food security and global climate efforts. Thus, enabling Africa to achieve its just agriculture transition is essential to be on track in meeting all SDGs regionally and globally.
Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Pedro Manuel Moreno
Deputy Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Assistant Executive Director for Programme and Policy Development, World Food Programme (WFP)
Chief Sustainability Officer, OCP Group
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