- BRIEF I (# 9 p.) Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: What, How, and Why
- BRIEF II (# 12 p.) Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: Managing Stakeholders and Identifying Policy Entry Points
- BRIEF III (# 10 p.)Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: Developing a Shared Agenda
- BRIEF IV (# 10 p.) Taking a Food Systems Approach to Policymaking: Costing and Financing
Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
Online and offline learning (COOL) program for the #DigitalConnectors in Uganda and Kenya.
- Ag-Connectors is a project supported by AIRTEA (Strengthening Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystem for Inclusive Rural Transformation and Livelihoods in Eastern Africa)
of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa - FARA, ASARECA and Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF).
- implemented together with African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) and KeFAAS.
In a hybrid form, onsite in Dublin, Ireland.
The main objective of the 12th GASL MSP is for diverse and multiple stakeholders across the global livestock sector to display and commit to actions towards more sustainable, inclusive, resilient livestock systems as a part of global food system transformation.
- Day two brings together regional perspectives on these same challenges, showing how the priority actions of sector actors in different countries and regions respond to the specific issues they face.
- Day four convenes a policy forum to consider political choices and priorities for food systems under immense pressure and implications for livestock sector actions and priorities.
- Alexandre Ickowicz, CIRAD (see picture); Fagouri Said, WAMIP North Africa (WORLD ALLIANCE OF MOBILE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES)
- ANGLOPHONE AFRICA: Simplice Nouala, African Union Commission (see picture); Michael Victor, ILRI (see picture); Cynthia Mugo, ILRI (see picture)
03/10 SESSION 1: Framing presentations
- Importance of Livestock in Global Food Security: Tom Arnold, Government of Ireland’s Special Envoy on Food Systems
- Origin Green - Making farm to fork sustainable, David Kennedy, Head of Dairy, Bord Bia (Irish Food Board)
- Nutritional benefits of animal source foods: Alice Stanton, Professor at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Director of Human Health at Devenish Nutrition
03/10 SESSION 2: Challenging livestock; global actions for sustainable food systems
- Food system ambitions and challenges for the livestock sector - Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins University, USA (virtual)
- Phil Howard, Michigan State University, USA (virtual)
- Ermias Kebreab, University of California, Davis, USA, (virtual)
- Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia, UK, (virtual)
- Truoung Tuyet Mai, Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition Responders:
- Bernard Kimoro, State Department for Livestock, Kenya
- Julián Chará, Centre for Research on Sustainable Agriculture, Colombia
- Nitya Ghotge, ANTHRA, India
- Mitch Kanter. Global Dairy Platform, USA
04/10 SESSION 11: Regional Agendas for Sustainable Livestock
- East and Southeast Asia – Bu Dengpan (virtual)
- Africa - Simplice Nouala
- South Asia - Nitya Ghotge
- Eastern Europe and Central Asia – Yuriy Nesterov
- Western Europe - Nancy Bourgeois
- Reflections on region agendas – Jimmy Smith, Director General, ILRI
06/10 SESSION 21 Policy Forum
- Welcome: Shirley Tarawali
- Research agenda for sustainable livestock: Martin Heydon, Minister or State, Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine
- Importance of policy support for sustainable livestock: Carlos Cherniak, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture and Chair of the Sub-Committee on Livestock, FAO Committee on Agriculture (COAG)
- Introduction to the Policy Forum: Thanawat Tiensin, Director, Animal Production and Health Division, FAO
- Scene setting presentation: Improving the sustainability of livestock systems in Ireland: Laurence Shalloo, Head, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Programme, TEAGASC.
- Moderator by Bill Callanan, Chief Inspector, Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
- Ambassador Cherniak, Chair of the Sub-Committee on Livestock, FAO Committee on Agriculture
- Marcelo Gonzalez, Deputy Minister for Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Paraguay
- Frank O’Mara, Director, TEAGASC
- Zoe Kavanagh, National Dairy Council, Ireland
- The programme can be found on the film festival website (www.pastoralistfilmfestival.com).
- The next screening of films from this edition will be in combination with a photo exhibit by the PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) research programme funded by the European Research Council (ERC) (https://pastres.org).
The annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development (TROPENTAG) was jointly organised by the universities of Berlin, Bonn, Göttingen, Hohenheim, Kassel-Witzenhausen, ZALF e.V. (all Germany), Ghent University (Belgium), Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic), BOKU Vienna (Austria), and the Council for Tropical and Subtropical Research (ATSAF e.V) in co-operation with the GIZ Fund International Agricultural Research (FIA).
Tropentag 2022 was organised as a hybrid conference by Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic. The oral presentation sessions were streamed live via z=a conference app.
13/09 Pre-conference workshops:
- Workshop 1: ATSAF Academy – TT workshop 2022
- Workshop 2: Behavioural change to enable utilization of modern pyrolysis cookstoves in rural context
- Workshop 3: Communicating Science: How to effectively promote your work as a young researcher
- Workshop 4: Agroecology’s potential for development projects: insights from participatory approaches to designing and implementing sustainable food value chains
- Workshop 5 cancelled
- Workshop 6: How can social innovations be brought to scale?
- Workshop 7: Migration and translocality: capacity to harness migration for development in West Africa
- Workshop 8: Soil, plant health and consumer practices - how is it linked to agroecology?
- Workshop 9: Experiences in collaboration with societal actors in transdisciplinary research on child nutrition in drylands in Benin and Kenya
- Workshop 10: Networking Workshop WASCAL and its German Partners
- Workshop 11: European perspective on Agroecology: Participatory review of concepts and applications
- Workshop 12: Ancestral thought in the Andean region, walking the Andean wisdom in the social movements of Ecuador to Cauca. Defense of human rights and ancestral territory
- Workshop 13: Decoding agroecology - a guiding concept for sustainable transition of African agricultural systems?
- Workshop 14: One health approach to smallholder livestock production: antimicrobials
- Workshop 15: Rice cultivation in Namibia: The choice between high-tech and ecological agriculture
- Workshop 16: Building bridges between researchers and farmers with the help of digital training materials
- Workshop 17: withdrawn
- Workshop 18: A practice-oriented bottom-up approach of technology transfer to solve relevant problems in the Food Value Chains of rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Workshop 19: Co-creating a vision for stable and resilient agro-ecological landscapes: the case of tropical forest frontiers in the Upper Peruvian Amazon
- Workshop 20: Discussing the potential, opportunities and challenges of agrivoltaics and associated business models to feed the hungry world
14/09 Plenary session 1: Can agroecological farming feed the world?
- Keynote speech - Harold Roy-Macauley, AfricaRice Director General / Managing Director Regions and Partnerships
- Chair: Patrick Worms
- Rebecca Dero / Prolinnova smallholder farmer - Kenya
- Elizabeth Mpofu / Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum
- Larissa Mies Bombardi / University of São Paulo - Brazil
- Jacobo Arango / CIAT Colombia
- Josef Garvi / Sahara Sahel Foods - Niger
- Petr Ehl / Interlacto company, Czech Republic
The films selected for this occasion sought to raise awareness about pastoralism as a sustainable nature-based production system and thus a form of agroecology ideally suited for drylands and mountainous regions – and for the climatic and economic uncertainties of today. The films focused on ecologically appropriate use of natural resources, the rights of pastoralists to continue to use and steward these resources, and the challenges they face in doing so.
The film-selection team comprised people from CELEP as well as from the Regional IYRP Support Group (RISG) in Eastern and Southern Africa: Agrecol Association for AgriCulture & Ecology and the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) in Germany; Veterinarians without Borders (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières, VSF) in Belgium; the Centre for Research and Development in Drylands (CRDD) in Kenya; the Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF) in Uganda; and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) in South Africa.
Welcoming remarks and an introduction to the film festival were given by Hussein Tadicha Wario, Director of CRDD. After screening ten short films that shared perspectives on pastoralism in Canada, Hungary, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Spain and Tanzania, several pastoralists and filmmakers responded to questions from the audience. The following day, a feature film from Argentina Arreo was screened, sharing the perspectives of a gaucho family during seasonal transhumance between the lowlands and highlands.
In addition, a member of the RISG in South America, Rogério Mauricio, Visiting Professor at the Thünen Institute in Germany, presented his short film on natural regeneration to develop a silvopastoral system in Brazil, and discussed this with a highly interested audience.
The Tropentag 2022 included a workshop on “Pastoralism, agroecology & climate change”, which revealed how family-based livestock production in pastoral systems has strong affinity with the principles of agroecology, which are embedded in pastoralists’ practices and strategies. This workshop included a presentation by Saverio Krätli on how pastoralism capitalises on variability, another by Zsolt Molnár and colleagues on how Hungarian and Mongolian herders perceive and manage change on their pastures, and presentations by Nasanjargal Garmaa and Raphael Mirriho Gurleyo on insights into the current situation of pastoralism in Mongolia and northern Kenya, respectively.
Agrecol and VSF set up a conference booth at the Tropentag to draw attention to the activities of CELEP and IYRP 2026, as well as activities of the Prolinnova network (www.prolinnova.net), of which Agrecol is the Northern Focal Point.
The films selected for the 2nd edition of the “Perspectives on Pastoralism” festival can be found on the film festival website (www.pastoralistfilmfestival.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
3 October 2022. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT. Agricultural R&D’s Role in Addressing Global Food Security
- In a hybrid form, onsite in Dublin, Ireland.
- The main objective of the 12th GASL MSP is for diverse and multiple stakeholders across the global livestock sector to display and commit to actions towards more sustainable, inclusive, resilient livestock systems as a part of global food system transformation.
- deuxième événement en ligne du parcours d'apprentissage de l'agroécologie de l'Alliance Sufosec, qui discutera les premières étapes essentielles de la transition agroécologique.
- RUFORUM AGM pre-event
- The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is organizing a Regional Symposium on Agrifood Systems Transformation in Bangkok (hybrid mode).
- As part of this, a side event will be organized focusing on the Coalition for Transforming Food Systems through Agroecology with the Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform and the Coalition.
- It will take place on the 6th of October, 1.30 PM - 2.30 PM, Bangkok Time (GMT+7).
- The event will be organized around three segments: 1. Agroecology Coalition and progress in CFS policy recommendation implementation at the national level; 2. Ongoing initiatives led by countries (Cambodia, Vietnam, China) and Farmers Association, and; 3. Agroecological transformation at the national level: Perspectives from non-members of the Agroecology Coalition (Nepal, Pacific, India).
- You can register to attend the side event through the link here: https://bit.ly/unfss-
- With over 120 exhibiting companies from more than 20 countries.
- The enriched conference program covers several sectors within the poultry production chain.
- The Waiplas agribusiness investment and food security expo is an international Agribusiness investment conference and exhibition.
- The summit shall involve international exhibitions, training workshops, business meetings, networking, products and lecture presentation.
6 October 2022, How Healthy Soil Works. By the Soil Food Web School
6 October 2022. 14.00 – 15.00 CEST. Acknowledging the diversity of smallholders in agricultural research for development.
- The statement that will be up for debate is: It is not possible to scale up innovations when smallholder diversity is prioritised
- The Sri Lanka crisis has made movements and activists discuss and reflect on the best ways to transition to agroecology.
- Related: opinion Video: Lessons from Sri Lanka — Embracing organic farming methods from the 19th century collapsed an entire economy
- At CFS 50, the Plenary will endorse two key policy products: the Voluntary Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women's and Girls' Empowerment and the Policy Recommendations on Promoting Youth
- The Zero Hunger Coalition in partnership with Nigeria, Zambia, the European Union Commission, the Private Sector Mechanism, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and Shamba Centre for Food and Climate
- By Morocco’s phosphate and fertilizer giant OCP Group and the African Development Bank Group
- The full schedule for the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue is available - discover our roundtables, panels, breakout sessions and more.
- The hybrid events of the 2022 Borlaug Dialogue will be Tuesday, October 18, through Thursday, October 20
- This year’s theme, “Feeding a Fragile World,” focuses on the nexus of agriculture, food security and climate change addressing adaptation and mitigation solutions to reach the SDGs by 2030.
- The triple threat of COVID, conflict, and climate embodies the multiple challenges the global food system faces now and in the future. The event will address scalable solutions for adaptation and mitigation to limit planetary warming below 1.5° C and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The Future Food and Ag-Tech Summit 2022 aims to provide a high-level platform to discuss and explore different possible scenerios for the next generation agriculture and agri-food innovation.
13 October 2022, 9 AM to 11 AM EDT (New York) / 3 PM to 5 PM CEST (Brussels) / 4 PM to 6 PM EAT (Nairobi) The People’s Environment Narrative,’ a webinar to highlight the contributions of stakeholders to UNEP@50 & Stockholm+50
Oct 13, 2022. 03:00 PM. Agricultural aid: A game plan to tackle the hunger crisis. By FAO
13 October 2022 from 14:00 – 15:00 CEST. Innovative climate finance: Progress on Internationally Transferred Mitigation Outcomes (ITMOS) and carbon markets
13 October 2022. INNOVATIVE CLIMATE FINANCE
- Developing national frameworks for Article 6 and Voluntary Carbon Market: lessons from Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia and VERRA
13 October 2022. 09:00-12:00 (CET) Plasticulture - an international perspective on environmental sustainability.
- The meeting will include multiple interventions from high-level FAO and EU officials as well as stakeholders across the EU.
14 October 2022 at 11:00. Cold food chains: exploring innovations in space tech and data science
17 - 21 October 2022 FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022
- will focus on highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for agrifood systems transformation.
- The event will encourage a diversity of perspectives based on science.
17 - 21 October 2022 WORLD FOOD FORUM 2022
- The WFF will comprise the WFF Global Youth Forum for Food and Agriculture, the FAO Science and Innovation Forum and the FAO Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum.
- These three interlinked fora will advance bold and actionable solutions to the transformation of our agrifood systems.
17-21 October 2022. FAO Science, Technology and Innovation conference
18 October 2022. 09h00 – 11h00 Bern (GMT+2) | 15h00 – 17h00 Manila (GMT+8). Agroecology Learning Journey. Phase 2: Farmers’ application of promising agroecological practices in the global South
- The Alliance of Sustainable Food Systems and Empowered Communities (Sufosec) invites agroecological practitioners in the global South to exchange on how to shape the critical, first steps of the agroecological transition.
18 October 2022. Shamba Centre for Food and Climate Launch18 - 20 October 2022. 4TH FOOD & KITCHEN ETHIOPIA 2022
- platform for product launches, finding new buyers & distributors, promoting brand names, updating existing customers and updating oneself with the latest trends in the food, agriculture and hotel industry.
21-22 October 2022. 6th African Diaspora Agrofood Forum
- The Food Bridge vzw and its partners will be organizing the 6th edition of the African Diaspora Agrofood Forum.
- The theme for this 2022 edition is Investment, Trade and Transformative Development.Diaspora entrepreneurs are unique achievers.
- They are unique in the sense that they have no dedicated framework for support from Africa or the international resources managers such as global agencies, financial institutions and even NGOs
24 to 29 October 2022, Kigali. YOUTH IN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INNOVATION
25 - 26 October 2022, Accelerating Youth Driven Agroecological Businesses for Sustainable Food Systems
- Netherlands Food Partnership in collaboration with PELUM Uganda will organise the YALTA regional summit in Kampala, Uganda and online.
- The hybrid event will bring together young entrepreneurs, agroecology and business professionals from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and beyond to talk about accelerating youth driven agroecological businesses for sustainable food systems.
26-28 October 2022. Transforming food systems through climate smart agricultureTheme 1: Climate Smart Agricultural Technologies and Practices
1-3 November 2022. 9th Annual ReNAPRI Stakeholders Conference, Windhoek NamibiaACCELERATING ACTION ON FOOD FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
- The Food Systems Pavilion will focus on actions, strategies, and solutions across the entire food value chain that have the potential to drive the transformation towards healthier, more resilient, and more equitable food systems.
- Innovative strategies and future needs to facilitate the transformation towards sustainable food systems
- The annual UN Climate Change Conference advances the global climate talks, mobilizes action, and can provide a significant opportunity to look at the impacts of climate change as well as innovation and solutions in Africa.
- The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.
- The food industry in Eastern Africa is the most vibrant in Africa – as new investments and new product innovations surge in key markets in the region such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda etc!!
- Exhibitors from all over the world are ready to meet with Ghanaian and West African farmers, food & drink producers, and food retail, hotels, and restaurants to discuss ideas, network, and talk business.
Now in its 8th year, Agra Innovate Lagos is West Africa's leading agriculture trade show. Featuring free seminars on hot agribusiness topics, a buzzing expo and unlimited networking opportunities, the expo connects global suppliers to serious local agriculture sector buyers, professionals and practitioners.
- Brussels, in combination with a photo exhibit by the PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience: Global Lessons from the Margins) research programme funded by the European Research Council (ERC)
- The films selected for the 2nd edition of the “Perspectives on Pastoralism” festival can be found on the film festival website (www.pastoralistfilmfestival.
- This film festival forms part of the initiative for the International Year of Rangelands & Pastoralists (IYRP; www.iyrp.info), approved by the United Nations to be celebrated in 2026.
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 16, 2023 AFRICA AGRI EXPO
Africa Agri Expo cater an excellent networking platform for Agriculture Companies, Service Providers, Machinery & Equipment Companies, Technology Companies, Agro Chemical and Fertiliser companies, Seed Companies and Investors to build valuable connections.Mar 15, 2023 - Mar 17, 2023 AGRITECH WEST AFRICA
- exhibition and marketing platform for companies in the agriculture technology, agro chemicals, irrigation & systems, and all products related to agriculture and value addition, if they are targeting to connect partners and expand your business in West Africa.