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Rits Super Global Forum 2018

Rits Super Global Forum (RSGF) 2018 THEME
 

What Can We Do to Realize a Sustainable World?

Approaches to solving problems related to food security

By 2050, the world must feed 9 billion people. The demand for food will be 60% greater than it is today. The United Nations has set ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture as the second of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the year 2030. However, we will not be able to continue eating in the same way because of our food system's limitations; malnutrition, food waste, our limited natural resources, and so on. Such limitations clearly show that our food system must be transformed. Each step of the food system - production, processing, distribution, consumption - needs to be adjusted to ensure healthier food to our growing population, and to reduce its environmental impact. But above all, it is necessary to bring all the stakeholders together: producers, consumers, business people (companies), governments, and NPOs/NGOs - to tackle with the problems related to food security. So, let us put our heads together at RSGF2018 and share our ideas about "What can we do to realize a sustainable world?" For this forum, we are focusing on "approaches to solving problems related to food security" and we have set up 5 approaches/stakeholders to help us better grasp the issue from different aspects. Please choose one out of the 5 following approaches/stakeholders below and focus on it in making your posters and discussions during the forum.

 
Approaches / Stakeholders
 
  1. Producers (farmers, fishers, people who produce products, etc.) [ related to SDGs #1,2,12,13,14,15 ]
    • What are the problems/situations involved in this area - related to producers /production?
    • What are the resulting effects on others / the environment?
    • What role do producers play?
    • What has been done to help solve these issues?
    • Are the current practices /actions of these actors really sustainable?
    • How can SDGs help improve these issues?
    • What changes are needed in production and/or society at large?
    • How can you / we be involved as one of the stakeholders in making change in this area?
  2. Consumers (people who buy and consume food) [ related to SDGs #1,2,3,10,12 ]
    • What are the problems/situations in this area - related to consumers / consumption?
    • What are the resulting effects on others / the environment?
    • What role do consumers play?
    • What has been done to help solve these issues?
    • Are the current practices /actions of these actors really sustainable?
    • How can SDGs help improve these issues?
    • What changes are needed in consumption and / or the society at large?
    • How can you / we be involved as one of the stakeholders in making change in this area?
  3. Companies (people who process, sell or transport products) [ related to SDGs #1,2,3,10,12,17 ]
    • What are the problems/situations in this area - related to companies?
    • What are the resulting effects on others / the environment?
    • What role do companies play?
    • What has been done to help solve these issues?
    • Are the current practices /actions of these actors really sustainable?
    • How can SDGs help improve these issues?
    • What changes are needed in companies and/or the society at large?
    • How can you / we be involved as one of the stakeholders in making change in this area?
  4. Governments (people who make laws / policies locally, regionally and nationally) [ related to SDGs #1,2,3,10,16,17 ]
    • What are the problems/situations in this area - related to governments?
    • What are the resulting effects on others / the environment?
    • What role does government play?
    • Are the current practices /actions of these actors really sustainable?
    • What has been done to help solve these issues?
    • How can SDGs help improve this issue?
    • What changes are needed in governments and/or the society at large?
    • How can you / we be involved in making change in this area?
  5. NGOs / NPOs / Volunteers (people who work in the non-profit sector) [ related to SDGs #1,2,3,10,12,17 ]
    • What are the problems/situations in this area - related to NGOs / NPOs / Volunteers?
    • What are the resulting effects on others / the environment?
    • What role do NPOs/NPOs/volunteers play?
    • What has been done to help solve these issues?
    • Are the current practices /actions of these actors really sustainable?
    • How can SDGs help improve these issues?
    • What changes are needed in NGOs/NPOs/volunteers and/or the society at large?
    • How can you / we be involved as one of the stakeholders in making change in this area?
Note: As you know, the SDGs are an interrelated set of targets. Although we are focusing mainly on the goals stated above, you may also want to examine and use other goals.
 
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