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Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Closing session: Stepping up food systems transformation under a changing climate

Event Date and time


Hotel Monopol, Katowice, Poland (TBC)

The different sessions of Agriculture Advantage 2.0 highlight opportunities and emerging examples of transformative actions in food systems, in response to climate change. The closing session will present key messages which emerged from the different sessions, and also discuss additional issues which are crucial for transformation, including synergies with actions to improve public health, actions which focus on demand and consumption, gender and youth dimensions, the role of subsidies, and fisheries and aquaculture opportunities.

Tentative program




Mi Nguyen, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the FAO

Welcome, objectives of the event series, outline of the session

14:00 - 14:10

Session 1: The missing links to drive paradigm shifts in food systems

Moderator: Mi Nguyen, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the FAO

Sam Bickersteth, Executive Director, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health 

Climate change, agriculture, and public health, realising synergies

14:10 - 14:20

Giulia De Castro, Junior Policy Officer, World Farmers' Organization

How can a food systems transformation empower women and youth?

14:20 - 14:30

Martien van Nieuwkoop, Director, Global Agriculture Practice, World Bank

Leveraging agricultural subsidies for a food systems transformation

14:30 - 14:40

Michael Philips, Director of the Aquaculture and Genetic Improvement, WorldFish

Role of fisheries and aquaculture for a food systems transformation

14:40 - 14:50

Moderated Q&A and discussion

14:50 - 15:20

Coffee break

15:20 - 15:50

Session 2: Realising a food systems transformation: What next?

Moderator: Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS

Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS

Setting the scene

15:50 - 16:00

Tobias Baedeker, Agriculture Economist, World Bank

Scaling up next generation technologies to tackle the climate challenges in agriculture

Victoria Hatton, Senior Policy Analyst, International Policy Division, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand

Scaling up enabling policies for food systems transformation

Ilaria Firmian, Environment and Climate Knowledge Officer, IFAD

Investing in climate action in agriculture: what next?

Majola Mabuza, Programme Officer - Policy, SACAU

Recarbonizing the earth's soil

Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative

Financing a food systems transformation: Opportunities for action

Moderated Q&A and discussion

Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS

Closing remarks


Registration is required for this event. You can register for the event here

This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.

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