About the event
In the face of accelerating climate change, we must embark on a step change in agricultural innovation, through increased focus and coordination, and enhanced efforts to bring approaches to scale to deliver benefits for people, nature and climate. Evidence gaps, on what works and where to achieve scale, prevent stakeholders from taking necessary actions.
This Committee on World Food Security 47 (CFS 47) side-event will present the latest evidence on challenges and opportunities to scale approaches that enhance outcomes for people, nature and climate, and build on innovation and demand-driven solutions. The evidence presented will be discussed by representatives of key stakeholder groups.
The event — co-hosted by CGIAR, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and Thailand, together with partners the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) — aims to contribute to enabling stakeholders to make commitments or pledges in support of a transformation of agricultural innovation systems as part of the engagement efforts for the United Nations Food Systems Summit and COP26.
|13:00||Scene setting and introduction by Chair||Kanayo F. Nwanze, CGIAR Special Representative to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS)|
|13:05||Welcoming remarks||Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)|
Transforming agricultural innovation systems
|Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom (FCDO)|
Evidence gaps and best practice approaches to transform agricultural innovation systems
|Joao Campari, Chair, Action Track 3 – Boost Nature Positive Production at Scale, UNFSS, and Global Leader of Food Practice, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Jyotsna Puri, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender, Youth, Nutrition and Social Inclusion, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Thanawat Tiensin, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the FAO, IFAD and World Food Programme (WFP)
Ishmael Sunga, Chief Executive Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)
|13:40||Q&A with the audience|
|14:00||Closing comments from panelists|
|14:05||Closing and next steps||Kundhavi Kadiresan, Managing Director, Global Engagement and Innovation, CGIAR System Organization|
This event will drive forward the Transforming Agricultural Innovation for People, Nature and Climate campaign, co-chaired by CCAFS and FCDO. Pledge your support today.
Photo by Jacquelyn Turner/CCAFS