Sustainable Solutions for Zero Hunger by 2030

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Protein is a critically important part of a basic diet. How can the global animal protein sector continue to sustainably feed a growing and increasingly hungry world?


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Sustainable Solutions for Zero Hunger by 2030: A Vision for Animal Agriculture

Presented in partnership with Elanco and Agri-Pulse, the Forum brought together key leaders across the animal protein food chain from around the world to discuss the next steps of food production’s sustainable transformation, its ability to fight hunger and its durability against shocks.

The forum took place virtually on Sept 14.

The timing for this forum, directly in advance of the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Summit, is critically important to highlight animals’ role as a constructive solution to climate change.

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The “Sustainable Solutions for Zero Hunger by 2030” Forum helped key industry leaders and livestock producers to reimagine the way we produce animal source foods, reducing the environmental impact of animal agriculture and building a more resilient global food systems.

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Discussions at the forum centered on sustainable nutrition and agriculture policy, featuring senior industry leaders’, policy makers’ and key thought leaders’ perspectives on gaps and opportunities to accelerate the industry’s sustainability journey while creating value for all. 

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Welcome to Sustainable Solutions for a Hungry Planet Forum with Jeff Simmons and Sara Wyant

Keynote: United Nations Food System Summit with Jeff Simmons and H.E. Agnes Kalibata

The View from Capital Hill with Sara Wyant and Hon. John Boozman

Enabling Sustainable Nutrition Globally with Dr. Jim Barnhart, Dr. Adegbola T. Adesogan and Amb. Ertharin Cousin

Government Agenda to Address Hunger, Climate and Inclusion with Hon. Jewel Bronaugh

Farm to Table Transformation Industry Leader Panel with Erik Jacobsen and Mike McCloskey

How Do We Get There? with Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, Dr. Sara Place and Jason Clay

Food Systems Summit Diplomatic Spotlight - Introduced by Ted McKinney with Hon. Nestor Forster Jr. and Hon. Mitch Fifield

Closing Remarks with Jeff Simmons and Sara Wyant


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Confirmed speakers at the Forum

Discussion at the forum centered on sustainable nutrition and agriculture policy, featured senior industry leaders’, policy makers’ and key thought leaders’ perspectives on gaps and opportunities to accelerate the industry’s sustainability journey while creating value for all. Learn more about our speakers:


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Dr. Gbola Adesogan

Dr. Adesogan is a Professor of Animal Nutrition and Director of the University of Florida Food Systems Institute. He is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida.

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This is a pivotal moment for our global animal industry to convene, collaborate and adopt concrete action plans to drive the critical innovation that will bridge the hunger gap, achieve climate goals and unlock a new frontier of value for producers.

Jeff Simmons, CEO and President of Elanco Animal Health

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