Side-Events: July 07, 2021


9:00 – 11:00 CEST
When science meets policy to boost food systems transformation
Convened by FAO Liaison Office with the European Union and Belgium in Brussels; Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA); European Commission

10:00 – 12:30 CEST
Microbiome Supporting Regenerative Agriculture
Convened by National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA); Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2

10:00 – 11:30 CEST
Regional perspectives on the role of science, technology, and innovation for transforming food systems
Convened by InterAcademy Partnership (IAP); The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC); The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC); The Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS); The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)

10:00 – 11:30 CEST
SOLAW21: Sustainable, Scalable and Dynamic Solutions in Land and Water Management towards Food System Transformation
Convened by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Griffith University (Australia); Future Earth; Philippine Council for Agriculture; Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD); University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); Visayas State University (VSU), ACIAR

11:00 – 12:30 CEST
Is Organic Agriculture a viable option for the Global South?
Convened by Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland; Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Kenya; International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya; University of Ghana; Biovision Africa Trust, Kenya

13:00 – 14:30 CEST
Climate Change & Food Systems’ Transformation: Focus on Small Island States and Indigenous Peoples
Convened by World Food Programme (WFP) as anchor Agency for the UN Food Systems Summit Action Track 5, Resilience, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCAD) and UNDP Fiji, with participation from Australia National University, Massey NZ University, Queensland University and Columbia University

13:00 – 15:30 CEST (7:00 – 8:00 EDT)
Promise of the Commons for Sustainable and Equitable Food Systems
Convened by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); Foundation for Ecological Security (FES, India); University of South Australia; Azim Premji University

13:30 – 15:00 CEST
A New Paradigm for Plant Nutrition
Convened by International Fertilizer Association; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

14:00 – 15:30 CEST (12:00 – 13:30 GMT)
Food prices and the economics of food system transformation: Making markets work for inclusive growth, sustainability, and health
Convened by International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE); African Agricultural Economics Association (AAAE); Tufts University

14:00 – 15:30 CEST (12:00 – 13:30 GMT)
Domestication for sustainable seaweed aquaculture: a major research challenge for the future of blue food systems
Convened by Safe Seaweed Coalition, Zanzibar Seaweed Cluster Initiative, Lloyd’s Register Foundation, UN Global Compact, CNRS France

14:00 – 15:30 CEST
Decision-making for Sustainable Livestock: Capitalizing on Models, Data and Communications
Convened by World Farmers’ Organization and Scientific Council; International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); Alliance Bioversity; CIAT

15:30 – 17:00 CEST (9:30 – 11:00 EDT)
Reforming Agricultural Policies to Support Food Systems Transformation
Convened by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) & Indian Council for International Economic Research (ICRIER); Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy; China Agricultural University

16:00 – 17:30 CEST (14:00 – 15:30 GMT)
Local food, Sustainable City? Is Vertical and Controlled Environment Agriculture Relevant Contributions to Resilient and Sustainable Future Food Systems?
Convened by Plantagon International Association Sweden; Good Minds® Network Sweden; Tirambhapur Askote RAJ Ecosystems Ltd, India; College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai, China; Legacy 17, Sweden

16:00 – 17:30 CEST (14:00 – 15:30 GMT)
Scaling Up Innovations and Partnerships to Modernize African Food Systems
Convened by Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT); African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF); Alliance Biversity-CIAT (ABC); AfricaRice; International Potato Centre (CIP); Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA); International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT); International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC); International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); International Water Management Institute (IWMI); WorldFish Centre; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA); International Centre for Agriculture in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)

16:00 – 17:30 CEST (10:00 – 11:30 ET)
The Critical Role of Research and Development in Achieving Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems
Convened by US Agency for International Development; Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI); African Development Bank (AfDB); Alliance for African Partnership; The World Bank

16:00 – 17:30 CEST
(10:00 – 12:00 ET, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT)
Monitoring and Evaluation for Food Systems Transformation
Convened by Alliance for Climate and Food Systems Research; World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); University of Pretoria

17:00 – 18:30 CEST
Post-COVID 19 Implications on Genetic Diversity, Genomics Research and Innovation: A Call for Governance and Research Capacity
Convened by Centre de coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD), Centre d’Etude Régional pour l’Amélioration de l’Adaptation à la Sécheresse (CERAAS), Center for Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Studies (CSTEPS); Arizona State University (USA); Keystone Policy Center (USA)

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18:30 – 20:00 CEST (12:30 – 14:00 ET)
The True Cost and True Price of Food
Convened by True Price Foundation; University of Pretoria; Tufts University