Promoting Food Security While Protecting the Planet: Governance Matters

With small scale producers already providing 70% of the world’s food, the global economic context is vitally important—but governance has fallen short. University of Waterloo Professor Dr. Jennifer Clapp discusses the global economy, inequity, benefits of small-scale farming, and the role of governance in fixing problems of global food security.

WWF’s Fuller Symposium convenes thought leaders in science, policy, business, conservation and development to tackle emerging issues facing our planet and advance science-based approaches to protect the future of nature. The 2014 symposium focused on how we can freeze the footprint of food while still nourishing billions. It explored the conservation challenges and opportunities we face by looking at diverse perspectives on food production, distribution, consumption, management and waste.

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