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This Independent Food Systems Summit Dialogue (FSSD) will enrichen the canvas of perspectives on how food systems can be transformed for a climate-smart future. 

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It will open up space for dialogue on a new Action Agenda for Change developed by CCAFS, and allow stakeholders the opportunity to pledge their support to a global campaign on agricultural innovation, co-chaired by CCAFS and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). 

Pledge your support to our global campaign on transforming agricultural innovation for people, nature and climate

The Dialogue will explore opportunities for stakeholders to become an integral part of this year-long campaign, which will see significant announcements and initiatives at the UN Food Systems Summit and COP26.

In addition, the Dialogue will pinpoint ways the UN Food Systems Summit and COP26 can align in their objectives to support the transformation the world needs, and how we as a global community can act to encourage this alignment. 

So join us in this dialogue and pledge your support to transform agricultural innovation. 

 

Background

There is a growing recognition that business as usual in agricultural innovation will not deliver the SDGs by 2030. Against this backdrop, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) launched the Transforming Agricultural Innovation for People, Nature and Climate’ campaign as part of its COP26 Presidency. 

The campaign—co-chaired by CCAFS—will transform agricultural innovation by building a global coalition of pledges around the three pillars  of the ‘Just Rural Transition’: policy, transformation and scale.

Meanwhile, in collaboration Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and a community of agricultural innovators from around the world, CCAFS developed an Action Agenda for Change. This agendadrawn from the inputs of hundreds of stakeholdersfocuses on innovation, digitalization and investment and utilizes stakeholder partnerships to catalyze its impact. 

 

 


Program

Time (CET)
Agenda
Speaker

14:00

Welcome and context settingDhanush Dinesh, Head of Partnerships and Outreach, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
14:05Opening remarksMartien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, The World Bank
14:10The case of transforming agricultural innovation: Insights from the OECDJonathan Brooks, Head of the Agricultural and Resources Policies Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
14:18

Transforming agricultural innovation for people, nature and climate –

The journey: Where are we now?

Vel Gnanendran, Director, Environment and Climate, UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
14:25

A concerted effort to achieve a transformation in agricultural innovation

A roundtable of Climate Innovation Champions

Moderator:

Dhanush Dinesh, Head of Partnerships and Outreach, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

 

Panelist:

Jyotsna Puri, Director, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD)

Ishmael Sunga, CEO, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Union (SACAU)

Annemarie Groot, Senior Researcher, Adaptation to Climate Change, Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Lisa Sweet, Head of Future Protein, COVID Response, and Food-Health Food Systems Initiative, World Economic Forum

14:45Live Q&A 
14:55

Support the campaign and ‘Pledge NOW’

An exclusive invitation to an Independent Food Systems Summit Dialogue (FSSD)

Dhanush Dinesh, Head of Partnerships and Outreach, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

 

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