Creating an Enabling Environment for Sustainable Food Systems: Insights from the G20 MACS Meeting 2023
The Annual Meetings of Agricultural Chief Scientists of G20 States (MACS-G20)
G20 Member States, Invited Countries, and International Organizations including CGIAR discussed ways to accelerate the transition toward more sustainable food systems at the Agricultural Chief Scientists Meeting (MACS) as part of the G20 Presidency of India.
Under India’s G20 Presidency theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future” the meeting convened a session dedicated to Public-Private Partnerships in Agricultural R&D. Discussants vetted how such partnerships should be more effective to support the sharing of innovative and science-based technological solutions for achieving sustainable agrifood systems, food security, and nutrition. The sessions featured presentations on “Agri-tech Startup Ecosystem” from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) delivered by Navin K. Twarakavi, on “Partnerships Model for Improving Lab Improving Lab to Land and Outreach” from the UN FAO delivered by Dr. Selvaraju Ramasamy, and on “Public-private Agri-R&D for Public Goods: Experience in Generating and Accelerating Innovations” from CGIAR delivered by Dr. Jean Balie and Bram Govaerts.