Cross-Sector Partnerships for Developing and Scaling Food System Solutions in the Northeast US -- Hosted by Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont and Ben & Jerry's
To achieve innovative solutions for sustainable food systems that are scalable, we need to bring together the best minds from across sectors. Partnerships are essential for developing creative solutions and moving promising ideas into broader action. This session features ongoing regional partnerships among researchers, farmers, private sector decision makers, and other key stakeholders that reimagine externalities in food systems and work with agricultural innovators to produce real social, environmental, and economic benefits.
Participants in this session will learn about "payment for ecosystem services" programs that incentivize farmers to produce valuable ecosystem services as well as food and livelihoods from working landscapes; bold actions for equity in food systems through Milk with Dignity, the only worker driven labor standards program in the US; and research on the social dimensions of food systems that explores how and why farmers adapt to environmental change.
Sessions goals are:
- Identify innovative food system solutions that can be replicated and scaled
- Explore how collaboration among key academic, private sector, and policy partners can advance solutions and move sustainable food system ideas into broader action
- Contribute to inputs for the UN Foods Systems Summit 2021, especially ideas for a shared research-to-practice agenda that supports the goals of the Summit.
For more information, contact Stephen Posner at 656-2906 or Stephen.Posner.firstname.lastname@example.org.