On the 16th of September 2020 the 69th Cairo Climate Talk (CCT) took place virtually via Zoom on the topic of: “Sustainable Eating: Food Sovereignty and Conscious Consumption”. While 80% of the food consumed by Egyptians is provided through small-scale farming, farmers and owners of small agricultural businesses would like to be more in political discussions that affect their sector and ask for more involvement in agricultural policy making. Experts from Egypt and German research institutes discussed why the presence, inclusion and validation of those who provide our daily food is important to ensure no one goes hungry.
Access to food is a right that is declared by international agreements and one of the main goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aiming to reduce food poverty and inequalities by 2030. But until now, “820 million go hungry every day all over the world” as was pointed out by Philippe Maupai, Head of the Science Department at the German Embassy in Cairo.
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