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What investment in innovation is needed for transforming agricultural systems in the Global South? | Webinar 5

Building evidence for transforming agricultural innovation systems under climate change

The fifth in a series of webinars to set a path for transformation in agricultural innovation systems, in the lead up to COP26. 


Background

The session will provide an opportunity for participants to question and discuss the estimates, and also share their views on the highest priority areas for investment. How far is global investment in innovation today from where we need to be to support a transformation in the agricultural system to meet the SDGs and climate goals? This session will provide the latest global, regional and country estimates of the ‘investment gap, by experts from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’ and the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI). 

 
Schedule

Time

Agenda

Speakers

15:00

Introduction to the evidence review webinars

Summary of the previous webinar(s)

Donald Menzies, National Expert, CGIAR System Office, seconded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) - TBC

15:05

Welcome by Chair

Uma Lele, CoSAI Commissioner and President Elect, International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) - TBC

15:10 

Presentation on the evidence review and results:

What is the investment gap for innovation to promote transformative change in agricultural systems in the Global South?

Mark Rosegrant, Research Fellow Emeritus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - TBC

Alejandro Nin-Pratt, Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - TBC

15:20 

Panel reacting to evidence review and results

Moderator:

Uma Lele, CoSAI Commissioner and President Elect, International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) - TBC

Panelists:

Vara Prasad, Director, SAI Innovation Lab - TBC

Sara Mbago-Bhunu, Regional Director, Southern and Eastern Africa, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - TBC

Preet Lidder, Office of the Chief Scientist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - TBC

15:40

Live audience Q&A, with closing remarks

Moderator:

Donald Menzies, National Expert, CGIAR System Office, seconded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) - TBC

15:55

Closing and pulling together lessons from the evidence reviews

Rachel Lambert, Senior Livelihoods Adviser, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) - TBC

 

Partners

  • Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification (CoSAI)
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

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