Throughout the two days of the conference a key theme was the urgency for which agriculture must change and the necessity of all actors to collaborate toward this change, from governments, to civil society groups, development institutions and companies competing for markets and resources. Closing keynote speaker Sunny Verghese outlined the stark facts which highlight just how far away the global agriculture system is moving from its goal of sustainable food production sufficient to feed a growing global population. He also offered an inspiring vision for how to fix it.
Carola van Rijnsoever Ambassador Sustainable Development Ministry of Foreign Affairs closed the conference with a passionate address to the participants.
“The private sector is stepping in and stepping up. You can only achieve them if you work with all stakeholders, including the private sector.”
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