Join our CFS Partner Event on Food Security and Nutrition: Connecting Agroecological and Integrated Policies in Time of Crisis

From 13 - 15 October 2020, The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organizing a High-Level Special Event on Food Security and Nutrition, during which we will have a partner event: 

Connecting Agroecological and Integrated Policies in Time of Crisis

Date & Time: 13 October, 4:30 - 6:00 pm CEST.

You can sign up for our partner event here. Registration closes today, October 8! 

Simultaneous interpretation in French, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian will be provided.

Download the English event flyer.

Download the French event flyer.

Download the Spanish event flyer

In the face of the current challenges the planet is experiencing, governments are exploring approaches that can substantially contribute to the transformations of our food systems and societies in general. This transformation is urgently needed, made even more pressing by the current health and economic crisis caused by the COVID pandemic. Currently, there are good but rather scattered examples of governments that have been developing conducive and innovative policy instruments aimed at introducing and implementing agroecological and resilience principles.

The main purpose of this partner event is to showcase such good policy practices, illustrating the key role of policymakers as agents of change when it comes to the long-term and resilient transformation of food and agricultural systems. Our goal is to connect these efforts through the Food Policy Forum for Change in order to increase learning between policymakers, as well as enriching the discussion on the role and instruments for country-level action to deliver food security and nutrition.

  • a deeper understanding of existing approaches and instruments to operationalise agroecological elements at the policy level,
  • exchange of practical knowledge on agroecological policies (e.g. identification of barriers and success factors),
  • connecting existing frameworks available for supporting the policy for agroecological and food systems transformation,
  • increased awareness of the need for redesigning our current food and socioeconomic systems to include resilience on a long term by applying agroecological principles in policymaking.

Moderated by Frank Eyhorn, Executive Director of Biovision, the speakers and panelists are:

  • Dr. Maria Tekülve, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Pio Wennubst, Permanent Representative, of Switzerland to FAO/IFAD/WFP
  • Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck (tbc), Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to FAO/IFAD/WFP
  • Dr. Vijay Kumar, Head of Department of Natural Farming, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Emma SiliprandiFAO Scaling Up Agroecology Initiative Team Leader
  • Louise Luttikholt, Executive Director, IFOAM – Organics International