Transforming food systems for a sustainable future

How can Brazil reduce its environmental impact and tackle deforestation?

Members event, Panel
24 May 2023 — 4:30PM TO 6:00PM
Chatham House and Online

A transformation of our food systems is underway globally and the drive towards more sustainable food production practices has the potential to disrupt the sector. The EU recently banned the import of products linked to deforestation, with similar legislation in the pipeline in the US. Meanwhile the growing consumer appetite for plant-based products is encouraging agrifood businesses to diversify their product lines in favour of more sustainable and low-carbon meat alternatives.  

As the world’s largest exporter of beef, attention is shifting to Brazil under the new President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who has pledged to act on environmental degradation and halt deforestation while promoting green economic growth with better social equality. 

This event, supported by Brazil’s second largest food processing company, Marfrig, explores how industry can step up to challenge while balancing social, economic and environmental challenges. 

  • What ambitious programmes are in place by Brazil’s private sector to promote sustainability across their operations? 

  • What innovative approaches to promoting inclusive and sustainable agriculture production practices are emerging across Latin America? 

  • What is being done to reduce environmental impact and deforestation in the Amazon, while addressing the just transition?

  • Do we need to rethink strategic partnerships at an international level to deliver transformation and traceability of food systems at scale? 

  • What is the role of key actors, such as investors, retailers and consumers? 

A networking reception will follow this event.

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