Conference of the NL-CGIAR Research Programme

Partnering for Global Food Security - Advancing knowledge and innovation for food system transformation

  • Date
    02.11.22 > 03.11.22
  • Time
    12:00 am > 12:00 am
  • Location
    Online
  • Registration

The Netherlands (NL) – CGIAR research programme enhances collaboration between the Netherlands and CGIAR researchers to jointly contribute to transformational change in agriculture around the world by advancing food system knowledge and joint public and private innovation. Linking expertise and partnering in research resulted in key contributions by researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders. Hence the conference’s subtitle ‘Advancing knowledge and innovation for food system transformation’.

NWO-WOTRO will celebrate the NL-CGIAR research programme and the partnerships within the programme with a fully online conference. Join us for two afternoons full of thematic sessions, interviews, keynotes, a poster session and much more that will inspire and inform scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from companies, public authorities and NGOs. Together we aim to understand, improve and transform food systems. Register now.

What can you expect?

  • Showcasing and learning from key novel research insights and outcomes of NL-CGIAR research (e.g. seed systems, on scaling, gender and equality)
  • Sharing of best practices, challenges and lessons learned
  • Showcasing the contributions made by NL experts to the CGIAR                                                                

Subthemes
We have a focus on a variety of subthemes next to the main theme that touch on the NL-CGIAR partnering and seed system approaches.

Few examples of the subthemes that will be addressed during the two days:

  • The NL-CGIAR partnership approach
  • Public-Private-Partnerships
  • Food system transformation
  • Cross-cutting approaches and mechanisms for seed access by majority of farmers

Conference programme
Wednesday, November 2

Time CET Session Details Speakers
12:00-13:15 Opening session Welcome Wilma van Esch (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Floor Boselie – Abbenhuis (Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality)
Keynote speech Juan Lucas Restrepo (CGIAR)
Panel conversation Namukolo Covic (CGIAR), Elizabeth Swai (AKM Glitters ldt.) and Jan Willem Nibbering (Dutch Embassy Burundi)
Reaction Emma Naluyima (One Acre Fund)
13:30-15:00 Deep dive into the NL-CGIAR Synthesis Study findings Food Fight 3 on ‘Public Private Partnerships in agriculture for food security’ Sarah Cummings (WUR) and Ken Giller (WUR)
Armchair discussion Conny Almekinders (WUR) and Erwin Bulte (WUR);
Q&A Sarah Cummings, Ken Giller, Conny Almekinders and Erwin Bulte.
15:15-16:15 Poster session
16:15-16:30 Closing of day 1

Thursday, November 3

Time CET Session Details Speaker
12:00-12:30 Opening and thematic pitches
12:30-13:30 Dialogue for global food security round 1 Food systems for zero hunger

Sustainable, inclusive and resilient agriculture

Inclusive and resilient value chains and agribusiness

Inclusive access to seed

13:45-14:00 Plenary overview of outcomes round 1
14:00-15:00 Dialogue for global food security round 2 Food systems for zero hunger

Sustainable, inclusive and resilient agriculture

Inclusive and resilient value chains and agribusiness

Inclusive access to seed

15:15-15:30 Plenary overview of outcomes round 2
15:30-16:15 Wrapping up for global food security Panel conversation Øystein Botillen (Yara), Mary Teddy Asio (Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Uganda) and Inge Brouwer (WUR)
Wrap-up Wijnand van Ijssel (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Isabelle Baltenweck (CGIAR).

View the full program.

Stay tuned for updates and visit https://www.nwo.nl/en/nl-cgiar-conference for more information.

The NL-CGIAR research programme is part of a cooperation agreement (2017-2022) between the government of the Netherlands and CGIAR, the global research partnership for a food secure future. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, implemented by NWO-WOTRO; in close collaboration with CGIAR, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Netherlands Food Partnership. See also www.nwo.nl/cgiar.