A New Food and Land Use Economy: FOLU Antioquia Roadmap
On 15 April, the Department of Antioquia in Colombia will launch FOLU Antioquia, a Roadmap for a New Food and Land Use Economy. The roadmap uses policies in line with FOLU’s Growing Better report and aims to help transform regional food and land use systems into powerful engines of development and equity.
The launch event will feature speakers such as Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy of the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit. Dr. Kalibata will kick off the session by highlighting the successful work carried out by the Department of Antioquia, and its relevance to the UN Food Systems Summit.
The event will be moderated by Mr. Luis Fernando Suárez Vélez, the Governor of Antioquia, who will be joined by the following representatives of the FOLU Antioquia Coalition: the Governor’s Office, Fundación Bancolombia, Comfama, Proantioquia, Premex, Ecoflora Agro, EAFIT University, EIA University, Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) University, Cornare, Corantioquia and Corpourabá.
The roadmap proposes a menu of actions needed to transform Antioquia’s food and land-use systems and concrete ways to implement these through public-private partnerships. With the roadmap as the guiding force, Antioquia hopes to build food and land-use systems that promote biodiversity, restore soils, protect freshwater, store carbon, create jobs, increase food security, and create stronger rural livelihoods.
Through collaboration with more than 220 regional actors, including farmers and private companies, Antioquia shows that change is achievable if we work together.
Tune in to the launch for a chance to learn more about how FOLU is transforming regional food and land-use systems in Colombia.