Crisis-proof nutrition through sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture – the private sector as actor
Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Berlin (GFFA Berlin) e.V.
Time: Thursday, 19. January 2023, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Languages: English, German
How can we safeguard healthy diets whilst respecting planetary boundaries? The global agri-food systems are facing major challenges: They need to produce more and better food, be more effective and efficient, and produce more sustainably and, first and foremost, in a more climate-resilient manner.
The expert panel sheds light on the requirements for agri-food systems in order to be able to achieve crisis-proof nutrition and the SDG 1 and 2. It sets out the diverse and conflicting aspects ranging from the need for food security to the importance of local engagement by local and global private sector actors and the producers themselves in order to advance the sustainable transformation of agri-food systems.
The expert panel addresses issues such as: What are the levers for transformation? What role do businesses and social entrepreneurs play in the transformation of food systems? What are the good practices from the private sector that arise from sustainable and climate-resilient approaches that are scalable and sustainable and can be locally funded and implemented? What institutional reforms are required to drive transformation, e.g. by changes in the policy environment for investment or by improving the funding opportunities for businesses and start-ups?
He is the winner of the 2018 World Food Prize together with David Nabarro. Click here for more.
To tackle the malnutrition in country Ethiopia, she believes that reduction of malnutrition starts at the root cause of malnutrition which start growing nutritious crops cooperating with small holders farmers providing nutritious improved crops to grow, introducing simple farming tools, and at the same time create a market linkage to the crop produced by small holders to sell directly to food manufacturing industry.
Terhorst has worked at Bayer for over 25 years in the agriculture industry, bringing deep experience in crop strategy, crop protection, seeds and traits, strategic business initiatives, business modeling, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and lifecycle crop management. After beginning his career in crop protection in Germany, Terhorst held various positions in global portfolio management, marketing and controlling, as well as Managing Director/Country Head roles in the Netherlands and Italy. In 2011, he served as Head of Strategy for Fruits and Vegetables and Insecticides in Germany before becoming Global Head of Seeds. In addition to his responsibilities leading Seeds, Terhorst was most recently responsible for Pre-Merger Planning, which paved the way for Bayer’s successful acquisition of Monsanto.
Terhorst is married and has one son. He enjoys running, diving, golf and traveling. Terhorst speaks five languages: German, English, Italian, Dutch and Spanish