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Davos 2024: Treating Soil as a Precious Resource

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Our soils withdraw 70% of freshwater and grow 95% of the food we eat. They are a critical lever to transform how we produce food and tackle the trilemma of food access and affordability, nutrition and health as well as nature and climate.

From capital stacks for watersheds linked to farming corridors to skills and capabilities in protecting and restoring soil health, how can breakthrough finance, knowledge models and community collaborations realize the value of soil?

This is the full audio from a session at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos on 16 January, 2024. Watch it here: https://www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-annual-meeting-2024/sessions/geopolitics-of-food-and-water/

Speakers:

Svein Tore Holsether, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yara International ASA

Kashim Shettima, Vice-President of Nigeria, Office of the Vice-President of Nigeria

John Harris, Founding Editor, Politico

Ibrahim Thiaw, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations; Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Cindy H. McCain, Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, US Department of State

Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA

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World Economic Forum's Centre for Nature and Climate: https://centres.weforum.org/centre-nature-and-climate/home

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Topics:
Sustainable DevelopmentFood and WaterNature and Biodiversity
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