Seaweed harvesting by Fishers women at Nuniarchora, Cox Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo by Ilias Ibne Kabir, ECOFISH II project, WorldFish Bangladesh

CGIAR @ The UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment

Contributing game-changing science and innovation to transform food, land and water systems in a climate crisis

  • Date
    24.07.23 > 26.07.23
  • Time
    12:00 am > 12:00 am UTC+01:00
  • Location
    Rome, Italy

In 2021, the United Nations convened the Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit launched new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies in part on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

Two years on and a Stocktaking Moment will review progress in implementing the outcomes of this process and its contributions to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

CGIAR played an important role in the ’21 Summit and has continued to support many of the Food Systems Coalitions that were launched.

We are also supporting Ministries to draft their national pathways. For example, in Viet Nam where we are providing technical support to draft the Food Systems Transformation National Action Plan. We are also working with several other countries on their Long-Term Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development Pathways and providing additional support where needed including to the UNFSS Coordination Hub where scientific capacity and knowledge can be applied to give a solid evidential base to pathway design.

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Highlighted Events


Time/Location Information CGIAR Speaker
Day 1: July 24
13:30-14:30 Side event: Towards healthy and sustainable food systems: Agroecology, soil and healthy diets 
  • Oliver Oliveros, Agroecology Coalition
Day 2: July 25
9:30-10:30 Special event
Blue Transformation, advancing aquatic food systems for people, planet and prosperity

Co-organized by CGIAR
  • Shakuntala Thilsted, CGIAR (Moderator)
12:30-13:30 Side event
How to make Water Pivotal in Food Systems 
Co-organized by CGIAR / IWMI
  • Julie van der Bliek, CGIAR
13:30-14:30 Side event: The sustainable livestock journey: Informing national pathways for more productive, sustainable and equitable food systems
Co-organized by CGIAR/ILRI 
  • Cynthia Mugo, ILRI
14:30-16:00 Leadership dialogue
Food Systems for Shared Prosperity: Achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic prosperity in food systems
  • Shakuntala Thilsted,  CGIAR
14:30—17:30 Plenary
Reversing the food and hunger crisis: building resilient food systems
  • Shenggen Fan, CGIAR System Board
16:00-17:30 Leadership dialogue
Science, Technology, and Innovation 
  • Shenggen Fan, CGIAR System Board
  • Shakuntala Thilsted, CGIAR
Day 3: July 26
09:30-12:30 Plenary Session
Mobilizing Means of Implementation for Food Systems Transformation
  • Juan Lucas Restrepo, CGIAR
12:30-13:30 Side event
Transforming agrifood systems through gender equality and women’s empowerment

Co-organized by IFPRI
13:30-14:30 Side event
Farmers Markets. A Strategic Tool to Develop a Resilient and Sustainable Local Food System
  • Simon Heck, CIP/CGIAR
  • Joyce Maru, CIP/CGIAR
13:30-14:30 Side event
Science and innovation for people, planet and nature
Lead Organizers: CGIAR / Clim-Eat 
  • Ana Maria Loboguerrero, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT/CGIAR
  • Aditi Mukherji, CGIAR


Photo by Ilias Ibne Kabir / WorldFish