Amina Mohammed

SDGs - Transforming agriculture and food systems to end poverty

(Recorded @FFA2015)
Duration: 27:45 min

SDGs - Transforming agriculture and food systems to end poverty

A keynote address at FFA2015 was delivered by Amina Mohammed, one of the architects of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will replace the previous global targets: the Millennium Development Goals. Mrs Mohammed left no doubt about the global scale of the SDGs: “No one is left without something to do in promoting sustainable agriculture.” This challenge would, however, not only need to be met on the production side, but a similar effort must be made to promote sustainable consumption patterns. Above all, the new goals call for the “preservation and sustainable management of marine and terrestrial ecosystems”.

Amina Mohammed
Special adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations.

Ms. Mohammed was previously Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the Millennium Development Goals after serving three Presidents over a period of six years. In 2005 she was charged with the coordination of the debt relief funds ($1 billion per annum) towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. From 2002-2005, Ms. Mohammed served as coordinator of the Task Force on Gender and Education for the United Nations Millennium Project.