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Transforming food systems to accelerate carbon neutrality
Monday, 8. November 2021, 19:00 - 20:15
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Date, time:

8 Nov 19:00-20:15

Organisers and contacts

Rosa Castizo

Ibero-American Observatory for Sustainable Development and Climate Change

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Objective of the event

Identify practices, projects, initiatives and stakeholders to accelerate the transformation of food systems in Latin America, with the aim not only of reaching carbon neutrality but also to deepen existing experiences in the region for soil recovery as an emissions sink.


In Latin America, emissions from agriculture and land use are higher than the global average. While agriculture accounts for 11% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, in Latin America this figure rises to 27%. In absolute terms, the largest emitter is Brazil, quadrupling Argentina's figures, followed by Mexico and Colombia. In relative terms, the figures for Uruguay and Paraguay are particularly important, where although agricultural emissions are not comparatively high, they account for around 70% of national emissions, revealing the importance of the agricultural sector for these countries.

This opportunity for food system and land use transformation focuses primarily on improved environmental outcomes (in terms of emissions reduction and biodiversity restoration), with a parallel improvement in human health.



Name Position and Institution
Eduard Muller Rector UCI and Director of Regenerative Costa Rica
Claudia Martínez Director FOLU Colombia

Leidy Casimiro

Doctor in Agroecology and peasant from Finca del Medio in Cuba

Rafael Calderón

Metropolitan University of Mexico

Juan Ramos

Co-founder Agroforestry Network, Guatemala

María Teresa García

Coordinator of rural women, Nicaragua

Rosa Castizo

Coordinator of the Ibero-American Observatory "La Rábida" for Climate Change and Sustainable Development      

Agenda of the event



Speaker / panellist / facilitator / other



Rosa Castizo - Facilitator


Regenerative Agriculture

Eduard Müller - Speaker


Food Syst. Transformation        

Claudia Martínez - Speaker



Rafael Calderón - Speaker



Leidy Casimiro- Speaker



Juan Ramos - Speaker


Dialogue / debate

/experiences / Row zero

Maria Teresa - experience in Nicaragua Fernando Morales – voices of youth


Conclusions and debate

Rosa Castizo - Facilitator


Closing of the event


Team in charge of communication and attention to the press

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