Food & Nature

There is an urgent need to transform our food and land-use stewardship agenda at a global scale. Sustainable, healthy diets must be ensured for a growing global population while the agricultural sector’s resilience to the effects of climate change must be increased while mitigating the significant GHG emissions from the sector. Arable land is under pressure to increase production while increasing the well-being of smallholder producers – all this without further land degradation and conversion.

Preserving and restoring forests is critical to averting the most dangerous climate change and achieving global goals. According to the latest IPCC report, about 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are tied to deforestation; with up to 20% of all the abatement potential identified in the land-use sector. Forests are also extremely important to food security, water security and livelihoods, so that conserving and restoring forests feature prominently in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved in 2015 by the United Nations

Business for Nature (BfN) is a global coalition bringing together influential organizations and forward-thinking businesses. BfN aims to unify the leading business voice to give policy makers the courage & comfort to make ambitious agreements on nature in 2020. Companies, big and small, are called to sign up to Business for Nature’s Call to Action, that was launched at a global leadership event on nature on 15 June 2020. It is a calling for collective action and urging government’s around the world to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade.

The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food or known as TEEBAgriFood is the EU funded project to protect biodiversity and contribute to a more sustainable agriculture and food sector in seven EU partner countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and Thailand.

There has been increasing awareness and commitment on food loss and waste problems in Indonesia. A number of initiatives to tackle these problems are also arising. IBCSD involved in the Indonesia Food Loss and Waste Action Partnership in 2018-2019.


Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) with support from FAO Indonesia conducted study on mobilizing involvement and investment of private sectors for inclusive food systems to support SDGs in Indonesia.