Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets and addressing key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition
This global webinar is being held as an input into the 2021 edition of "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World". The webinar will explore what it takes to address key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition with coherent and complementary solutions that will lead to affordable healthy diets, sustainably and inclusively. Join from 14:30 CEST.
International Conference on Agricultural and Food Systems
The Conference in Venice, Italy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Agricultural and Food Systems. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Agricultural and Food Systems.
The Forum provides a global platform for a candid dialogue among Member States and young leaders from around the world on solutions to challenges affecting youth wellbeing. The discussions will be guided by the overall theme of the 2021 ECOSOC and HLPF “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development". Join from 09:00 EST.
Embracing the “Year of Action”, Mobilizing Our Sector: Panelists will describe the current state and innovative game changers making a difference, and will inspire to lead and step up and out in a time of action, and also identify ways to optimize your presence in the beginning of the Decade of Agriculture. How does this year of action and milestone moments matter? Working together with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action to ensure farmers and ranchers are involved in global and domestic climate and sustainability conversations is key. Join UNFSS at this event from 11:00 CDT.
Join this Public Forum with representatives from the Action Tracks and Food Systems Summit Dialogues to share progress and emerging ideas, and next steps in the Summit process. We will have a conversation about building frameworks for action as a part of the Summit engagement, and participants will be invited to reflect on current progress and share their thoughts and feedback. Join us from 13:30 CET.
The fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign, finds new ways to inspire, mobilize and connect people and organizations to take action on the SDGs. In light of the pandemic, the Festival will be held in a dynamic virtual space with six different stages, featuring plenary sessions, lightning talks, performances, interactive workshops, exhibitions and a space to connect with leaders, changemakers, activists, private sector and more.
Building Food and Water Security in an Era of Climate Shocks
This session in UN DESA's Global Policy Dialogue Series will look at how climate change is affecting people’s access to water for sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Experts including farmers, entrepreneurs, and civil society representatives will bring forward ideas to improve agricultural resilience and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Join from 08:30 EDT.
The World Organic Forum 2021 is the starting signal for new cooperation to promote the regional implementation of SDGs and their exchange worldwide. The aim is to establish an international network of SDG regions. A broad number of regional initiatives from Germany and abroad will participate. Join UNFSS at this event from 14:00 CET.
This policy seminar will serve as a platform to discuss actionably, “game-changing” solutions to reduce food loss and waste on a global scale (SDG 12.3) and provide inputs to the Food Systems Summit agenda. The seminar is built around the Champions 12.3 Initiative and the Technical Platform for the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste. Join UNFSS at this event from 15:30 - 17:00 CET.
The Youth For Environment Education and Development Foundation (YFEED Foundation), Real Food Systems, Power Shift Nepal (PSN), and the Youth Focus Group on UNFSS at the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) are hosting a national virtual consultation to build youth engagement and support for the Food Systems Summit. Join from 14:00 Nepal Standard Time.
The Global Agriculture Innovation Forum is a joint undertaking between USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service and Purdue University’s Office of International Programs in Agriculture. The Forum will be valuable to entrepreneurs, producers, value-chain operators, service providers, and researchers, as well as donor agencies and implementing partners and will consist of a series of virtual events held throughout 2021. The first event titled Farms and Farmers of the Future is scheduled for 2 March 2021 from 15:00 - 16:30 CET.
Bring your voice to the Summit! Action Track 3 focuses on boosting nature-positive production systems at scale to globally meet the fundamental human right to healthy and nutritious food while operating within planetary boundaries. 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.
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.