Sustainable Agriculture Network: collective impact for transforming agriculture

October 8, 2019 | 13:30 h - 14:30 h

We would like to invite you to a public lecture with José Joaquín Campos Arce of the Sustainable Agriculture Network on:
Sustainable Agriculture Network: collective impact for transforming agriculture

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 13.30h to 14.30h
Venue: ZEF right conference room (ground floor), Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn*

The Sustainable Agriculture Network –SAN – is a collaborative and collective impact effort that links global commitments with local actions through its members and partners. SAN believes in a world where sustainable agriculture should be the foundation of thriving and resilient rural landscapes and livelihoods. The management of the agriculture, human, and nature nexus is perhaps the most important mechanism for achieving the SDGs.  SAN, as a global network of NGO’s, has moved beyond its previous work in certification to impact more farms and supply chains through outcome-based solutions and practical tools and sustainable agriculture models. SAN’s work strives to make agriculture and rural landscapes more resilient to climate change, supporting prosperous farmers and rural communities, while reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture. This work is enhanced by tools for data management that improve the understanding and impact of the supply chains. SAN´s model of intervention has been developed based on years of experience and comprises: 1) engaging stakeholders to understand the challenges and desired outcomes and impacts; 2) assess the situation on the ground along supply and value chains; 3) develop a plan of action to achieve the desired impacts and outcomes; 4) jointly implement the actions, developing capacity among supply and value chain actors; and 5) measure and report results. SAN´s recent work includes one of more of the following aspects: design of outcome-based sustainability frameworks; biodiversity assessment tools and good practices; risk assessment of human rights and working conditions in agriculture; reduction of agriculture’s toxic footprint through integrated pest management and pesticide risk mitigation; and integrated sustainability management at the landscape and supply chain levels.

Dr. José Joaquín Campos Arce
Over 30 year-experience in international development, science and education, combining technical, senior management and governance expertise with international cooperation, technical, academic and scientific organizations and NGO´s. Has strong technical expertise in sustainable management of natural resourcees and rural development and is passionate about collective impact to address the global challenges. From 2008-2016 he was director general of CATIE, an international organization based in Costa Rica. He is currently Vicechair of the Board of Trustees of the CIFOR-ICRAF Merger and has served in several boards and task forces, including IUFRO, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, among others. Has been faculty of CATIE´s Graduate School. He has a doctorate in forest sciences from the University of Oxford, a master in Natural Resources Management from CATIE/University of Costa Rica and B.Sc. in forestry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and has published +100 technical and scientific papers. Since May he is the new Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network.


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