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WTT participates in panel at COP on Regenerative Agriculture

On December 10, WTT is part of the panel “Regenerative and nature-positive agriculture as a way to create climate-resilient food systems”, as part of the COP28 program at the Resilience Hub. Gaston Kremer, WTT’s program manager, will be discussing the topic alongside Patty Fong, program director Climate Global Alliance For The Future Of Food, Michael Kotutwa Johnson, indigenous resilience expert at the University of Arizona, Prajuna Kc, country director of iDE Global (International Development Enterprises), and Vijay Thallam Kumar, Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS).

The session will provide a comprehensive view of regenerative food systems that can address global food security, resilience, and climate change mitigation. It will introduce systemic approaches to transform food value chains and showcase the launch of an alliance committed to sustainable rice production, demonstrating scalable actions. A focus on translating regenerative practices into actionable investments with scientific backing and supportive policies will be followed by examples of successful indigenous knowledge at various scales, emphasizing their potential for wider adoption. Finally, an open discussion will explore the path forward for scaling regenerative agriculture to build climate-resilient food systems.

Food systems are important issues such as maintaining biodiversity, social justice, income generation, food production and more sustainable land use. Without changing food systems, we won’t achieve the Paris Agreement,” says Kremer on the importance of debating the issue at the COP.

The session is hosted by WTT alongside iDE Global and the Sustainable Rice NDC Alliance. In addition to structuring the event, WTT is also overseeing the Food and Agriculture theme within the Resilience Hub, at the invitation of the Avina Foundation. To this end, the organization is relying on the expertise built up within the Regenerative Food Business Consortium, a group of 10 organizations interested in strengthening the regenerative food business ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean.

To follow this and other Resilience Hub sessions, visit the website and register for free.