Webinar 20 May 2021
Transforming food systems with aquatic foods: scaling up sustainable production solutions
An Independent UN Food Systems Summit Dialogue on the role of aquatic foods in sustainable food systems, exploring actions, how to connect research and policy, and how to scale up the good solutions.
Thursday, 20 May 2021
In the lead up to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, the Global Action Network, Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition will hold a series of three Independent Dialogues in an effort to include aquatic foods as key solutions for food and nutrition security – bridging the Decade of Action on Nutrition, the Decade of Ocean Science and the Decade of Action to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. The events will be co-hosted by the Norwegian leadership of the Global Action Network and WorldFish.
In this second dialogue, cross sectorial representatives, including high level, will come together to showcase possible solutions and discuss important actions for food systems transformation with aquatic foods as part of the summit’s Action Track 3, which aims to boost nature-positive production. The panels will take a holistic approach by combining knowledge on different aspects of food security (access for all to sufficient, safe, nutritious foods, meeting dietary needs, food preferences) and discuss scaling up sustainable production solutions of aquatic foods as a provider of the nutrients we need at lower environmental costs, and as a provider of livelihoods.
José Luis Chicoma LúcarMinister of Production, PeruShow description
Minister Lúcar spent years advocating for healthy sustainable food systems through his publications, campaigns and teachings before joining the Peruvian government. Previous to his designation as Minister of Production he led a “think tank” in Mexico, and before he led the Viceministry of Industry, Small and Medium Entreprises (SME). He was named one of the 25 people under age 45 to change the Peruvian economy.
Walking the talk: Showcasing possible solutions
Santiago Fernandezde CordobaCoordinator, United Nations Forum on Sustainability StandardsShow description
Fernandez de Cordoba has had 20 years of work experience in trade policy. In his line of work, he advises government and develops sustainability standards for small-scale producers and their access to trade and market in developing countries.
Prof. Karol B Barragán-FonsecaProfessor, Universidad Nacional de ColombiaShow description
Prof. Fonseca has been involved in the sustainable production of natural resources for economic development for years. Her recent work on utilising insects for aquaculture feed has made significant contribution to the circular economy of Colombia.
Peter LimbuFisheries Technical Lead, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), TanzaniaShow description
Limbu has been involved in Tanzania’s fisheries and community development for over 5 years. At TNC, he leads the Conservancy’s efforts to combat declining fish populations and conserve biodiversity at Lake Tanganyika through various initiatives.
Tanja Knabenschuh HoelInnovation Manager, HATCHShow description
Hoel’s expertise is in developing strategy and innovation for sustainable nature production. As Chairman and Board member of several aquaculture technology companies, her passion is in uncovering new growth opportunities in aquaculture.
Connecting research and policy: How do we scale up good solutions
Dr. Yimnang GolbuuCEO, Palau International Coral Reef Center, Ocean Panel Sherpa, PalauShow description
Dr. Golbuu has been involved in the sustainable management of natural resource in Palau for years. His focus is on the interlinkage between land usage, coral reef conservation and their resilience to climate change.
Dr. Gareth JohnstoneDirector General, WorldFishShow description
Dr. Johnstone has 25 years of professional experience in natural resource management. In his line of work, he leads the on-going development of WorldFish’s 2030 research and innovation strategy on diverse aquatic foods for healthy people and planet.
Dr. Jeroen DijkmanManaging Director, Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen University & ResearchShow description
Dr. Dijkman has over three decades of governance experience in research and development within the livestock farming sector. He also works on the contributions of agro-food systems at the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Agriculture Initiative.
Prof. James M. NjiruDirector-General of the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), KenyaShow description
Prof. James M. Njiru has over 30 years’ experience in sustainable environment issues mostly in aquatic ecosystem. Prof. Njiru has taught and guided many students in several universities in Kenya. Prof. Njiru has carried out research in several disciplines in fisheries/environment leading to over 90 peer reviewed publications. He has led many national, regional and international programmes and he is passionate about management, conservation, exploitation and governance of natural resources, including wetlands. He has been a Head of department, Director of Undergraduate studies and Post graduate studies at Kisii University, Kenya.
Tim FitzgeraldSenior Director, Environmental Defense FundShow description
Tim Fitzgerald leads EDF’s global programs on sustainable fisheries investment, seafood markets and multilateral engagement, and is an internationally-recognized expert on the intersection of ocean conservation and public health. Tim serves on the advisory boards of the Sustainable Ocean Fund, Fair Trade USA, Ecofish LLC and was the co-creator of GulfWild® — a first of its kind seafood assurance brand.
Joao CampariChair, Action Track 3: Boosting nature-positive production systemsShow description
Campari is a senior professional with over 25 years of experience in international development. Currently, he is the Global Leader of WWF’s Food Practice, leading the Network´s efforts to enhance the sustainability of the global food system.
Tana Lala-PritchardExecutive Director, Strategy, Innovation and Communication, WorldFishShow description
Lala-Pritchard works at the intersection of science, policy, social entrepreneurship and advocacy. At WorldFish, she leads the implementation of research and innovation strategies to advance food system solutions with aquatic foods.