FAO's Science and Innovation Forum 2023

Science and Innovation for Climate Action

  • Date
    16.10.23 > 20.10.23
  • Time
    08:00 am > 11:00 pm UTC+01:00
  • Location
    Rome, Italy
  • Registration

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s Science and Innovation Forum 2023 (SIF 2023) will take place in Rome, Italy, from 16-20 October, 2023. It will be held in hybrid mode, both virtually and at the Headquarters of FAO in Rome. 

This year’s theme of the FAO SIF will be “Science and Innovation for Climate Action,” which is directly aligned with the overarching World Food Forum‘s (WFF) theme “Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerates Climate Action.”

The FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023

The spotlight of FAO SIF 2023 will be on novel climate technologies, innovative practices, and local food systems knowledge, with a focus on climate change adaptation, resilience, and mitigation. It will enable cross-cultural and cross-sector strategic conversations on how science, technology, and innovation can transform agrifood systems and positively impact their vulnerability to climate change.

To best support Members in accelerating their efforts toward reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and FAO’s “Four Betters,” the forum will promote the sharing of experiences and lessons learned on the ground from the implementation of tangible solutions towards climate action.






CGIAR participation

October 19 13:00 – 14:00 FAO Headquarters
Innovative solutions to address and assess loss and damage in agrifood systems
  • Aditi Mukherji, CGIAR
October 19 18:30 – 20:00 Green Room
Strengthening science-policy interfaces in support of effective decision making
  • Patrick Caron, CGIAR
October 20 14:00 – 16:00 FAO Headquarters
 Closing Sessions
  •  Juan Lucas Restrepo, The Alliance of Biodiversity International & CIAT