Transforming Agriculture in African Least Developed Countries
As part of the Africa Regional Review of Least Developed Countries (22-26 February 2021), co-hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Government of Malawi, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is leading a session on “Transforming Agriculture for Sustainable Development and Food Security in African Least Developed Countries”. The session's keynote speech will be given by FAO’s Chief Economist, Maximo Torero, and closing remarks provided by UN Special Envoy for the Food Systems Summit, Agnes Kalibata. Languages: English, French and Portuguese, from 16:00 CET.
Bring your voice to the Summit! Action Track 1 focuses on the goal of ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all, and plans to look at this through three lenses – hunger, healthy diets, and food safety. In this second Public Forum, we want to canvas our current thinking on our game-changing ideas, and create an opportunity for you to participate so that we can listen to your input and ideas. Join us from 14:00pm CET.
Are you interested in learning more about sustainable protein industry growth, market and consumer insights, and protein innovation? Join the 2021 Manitoba Protein Summit to hear views including from Alison Cairns, Partnerships Lead for the Food Systems Summit, Nourish Food Marketing (Canada), Big Idea Ventures (New York), and beyond.
You are invited to join this Public Forum and exchange ideas on the role of 'innovation' as an enabler for scale, and pace of addressing food systems transformation. This Forum will bring together a wide network of diverse voices from public, private, civil society, farmer and consumer, innovator communities, experts and others. Your contributions will help to shape the innovation agenda of the Summit. Join us from 14:30 CET.
CCGP32 - Sanitary measures and trade in Africa: priority to food safety
The French government will convene the first virtual session of a technical Codex Alimentarius committee with a focus on the modernization of the elaboration process of world reference standards dedicated to food safety and quality in international trade. A side-event in the margins of the plenary session will be dedicated to the project of harmonizing food laws at the continental level, a key for the success of the free-trade African continental area initiated by the African Union in 2019. Join UNFSS at this event from 12:00pm CET.
Making food systems equitable: An African dialogue on gender and food systems
This dialogue is one in a series of regional dialogues to discuss how we can achieve the triple goal of gender equality, sustainable and healthy food systems. It will bring together scientists, farmers and farmer organizations, policy makers, consumers, private sector and others to discuss and share solutions. Join the UNFSS Custodian for Gender and Women’s Empowerment, Dr. Jemimah Njuki, from 10:00am CET
Action Track 4 is concentrating on the livelihoods at the various points within food systems - from the small-scale farmer to the retailer - and how we advance equity throughout. Over the past two months, we have sourced solutions through public consultations and surveys, and would now like to hear perspectives and ideas from the private sector to help further refine our approach. Join us from 09:00 EST / 15:00 CET.
The CFS 47 Plenary session will be held on 8 - 11 February 2021 with the theme "Making a difference in food security and nutrition”. To enrich and complement the CFS 47 and to give its partners and stakeholders an opportunity to highlight their work, CFS will organize 12 virtual side events over the four days – 3 per day, in parallel during the lunch break. Join UNFSS at this event.
Bring your voice to the Summit! Action Track 5 focuses on building resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stresses – ensuring that food systems, which are affected by conflict, environmental and economic shocks and stresses, can maintain functionality, recover from the effects of harmful events, and improve to a better-off state. In this second Public Forum, we want to canvas our current thinking on our game-changing ideas, and create an opportunity for you to participate so that we can listen to your input and ideas. Join us from 14:30pm CET.
Bonding science and policy to accelerate food systems transformation
Exploring the latest research and policy related advances with a “real-world” lens, this high-level event will mobilise dialogue across multiple perspectives to achieve greater alignement and action, and make a significant contribution to the debate on both where to put combined efforts and how to strengthen science-policy linkages towards the UN Food Systems Summit and beyond. Hosted by the Government of France, join UNFSS at this event from 10:00 - 16:30 CET.
Food Thinkers: Food Systems Summit and achieving the SDGs
In this seminar, Special Envoy Agnes Kalibata will lay out the emerging vision for how the Food Systems Summit can empower people to leverage food systems as accelerators of progress to realize the vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She will share the latest progress, as well as reflect on what she identifies as the critical needs in 2021 in order to deliver on the Summit’s promise. Join UNFSS at this event from 17:15pm UTC.
Bring your voice to the Summit! Action Track 2 focuses on seeking solutions to realize a shift to sustainably produced food, strengthen local value chains and improve nutrition (especially amongst the most vulnerable), and reuse and recycle food resources so that we can half food waste. In this second Public Forum, we want to canvas our current thinking on our game-changing ideas, and create an opportunity for you to participate so that we can listen to your input and ideas. Join us from 10:00am CET.
Fifth Global Meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD
The Forum will focus on the value of indigenous food systems: resilience in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; and is a platform for meaningful dialogue where Indigenous Peoples’ representatives convey their concerns, requests and recommendations to improve the partnership with IFAD and the effectiveness of its engagement with Indigenous Peoples. Taking place on 2, 3, 4 and 15 February 2021. Join UNFSS at this event.
Bring your voice to the Summit! Action Track 4 is concentrating on the livelihoods at the various points within food systems - from the small-scale farmer to the retailer - and how we advance equity throughout. In this second Public Forum, we want to canvas our current thinking on our game-changing ideas, and create an opportunity for you to participate so that we can listen to your input and ideas. Join us from 15:00pm CET.
The Davos Agenda - Transforming Food Systems and Land Use
Agriculture remains a major driver of water use, climate change and nature loss. With the Biodiversity COP15 and the UN Food Systems Summit scheduled for 2021, this Leadership Panel will examine how to scale inclusive action to transform our food systems, improve farmer livelihoods and restore nature. Join UNFSS at this event from 17:15 - 18:00 CET.
The Netherlands government will host an online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS Online) on 25 January 2021. CAS Online will build on the advances of the UN Climate Action Summit by showcasing pioneering solutions to the climate emergency, and sustaining momentum through to UNFCCC’s COP26 in Glasgow in 2021. Join UNFSS at this event.
Joint Ministerial Meeting of the UN Food Systems Summit & the UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy
This Ministerial Meeting in support of the UN Food Systems Summit and the summit-level UN High-Level Dialogue on Energy preparatory processes will take place in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency and the United Arab Emirates as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the IRENA Assembly. The meeting is intended to raise awareness of the Summits and identify potential outcomes – such as initiatives, targets, policies, and other concrete deliverables – with simultaneous food, energy, and climate benefits that can be considered for both Summits, as well as COP26. Join UNFSS at this event.
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Through its initiatives and events, ADSW is a catalyst for sharing knowledge, implementing strategies and delivering solutions to drive human progress.
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) features a large number of events that provide an international audience of experts from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society with an opportunity to address and reach consensus on issues and challenges relating to global agricultural policy and food security. This year's theme is 'How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change'. Join UNFSS at this event.
Climate Adaptation Summit - Youth in Agriculture Pre-Event
The Youth in Agriculture Pre-Event for the Climate Adaptation Summit will discuss different topics concerning climate adaptation, particularly related to agriculture in Africa. Join the event to learn from experts on the topic and have a platform to voice your own opinions and share ideas. Registration is now open. Join UNFSS as this event.