Food and the City

06/18/2012 15:30
06/18/2012 17:00
Brazil/East

Organizers:  World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

Time: 15:30 - 17:00

Date: 18 Jun 2012

Venue: Room T-4, RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro

Speakers:
Mr.Marcio de Araujo Lacerda, Mayor of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Dr. Alexander Muller, Assistant Director General, Natural Resources Management and Environment,FAO
Keith Kenny, senior director McDonalds Europe
Constance Neely, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Shortly after the world urban population surpassed the world rural population and the food price crisis of 2007-8, the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD17) called for strong rural-urban linkages and partnerships between countryside and communities, to enhance livelihoods and food security. Food Security and Cities are both priority theme areas of the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Read more