Upcoming FAO North America event featuring our work on Synergies and Tradeoffs in Sustainable Agriculture


FAO and the University of Maryland invite you to join an interactive webinar to learn about synergies and tradeoffs in sustainable agriculture!

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for a new transformational approach that looks across economic, social and environmental dimensions. Yet, in doing so, there are often contradictions in the implementation and policies that these goals actually advocate. Maximizing the synergies and minimizing tradeoffs is the best way to achieve a more sustainable agriculture.

Towards this goal, FAO is developing an analytical framework to support the implementation of sustainable food and agriculture principles that assesses synergies and tradeoffs across multiple dimensions of sustainability. As part of this process, a literature review has been prepared together with the University of Maryland, which outlines approaches on the topic across spatial and temporal scales.

Featured speakers:

Amy Heyman
Programme Officer, Sustainable Agriculture, FAO

Andrea Rossi
Sustainability Expert, FAO

Xin Zhang
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science

Elise Golan
Director for Sustainable Development, USDA

Fred Yoder
Farmer and Chair of the North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance

Welcoming remarks by:

Vimlendra Sharan
Director, Liaison Office for North America, FAO


Thomas Pesek
Senior Liaison Officer, Liaison Office for North America, FAO


Join the conversation on Twitter using #SustainableAg during the event.