13th GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. Today, it is the main global tool to guide public policies towards building more sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies.

The diversity of agriculture and food systems on this planet heralds the way to a variety of agroecological transition pathways. This transformation cannot be a ‘one size fits all’ endeavor and needs to be closely tuned to the initial contexts, which vary considerably between regions and countries. Any decisions must strive to strike a balance between short-term productivity gains and longer-term resilience, environmental health and sustainability gains.

Trends such as increasing population and urbanization, macroeconomic instability, poverty and inequalities, geopolitical tensions and conflicts, fiercer competition over natural resources, and climate change all play a vital role in this journey. Transformation will also be aided by the further development of innovative technologies. Under the theme ‘Sustainable Transformation in Practice – The Future of Agri-Nutrients’, the GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference aims to provide a platform that discusses the triggers for transformation, global challenges, increase the chances of creating a more sustainable and resilient future for agrifood systems and progress in SDG targets toward achieving the 2030 Agenda in the region.