GLF Bonn 2020 | Opening plenary, “A new normal” – Tony Simons and Ada Osakwe

09 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has brought the planet to a halt, disrupting entire food systems, the global economy, environmental and climate efforts and much, much more. What we are witnessing is a global ‘syndemic’, or synergy of epidemics – crises that share root causes and reinforce each other, striking the world with one blow. It is clear that total system change is needed, and fast. This plenary highlights the urgent need for resilient, nutritious and food secure landscapes in order to achieve transformative change for our planet.


  • Tony Simons

    Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)