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Monday, November 30, 2020

VIRTUAL EVENT: 3rd Global Conference of the One Planet network’s Sustainable Food Systems Programme: week 2

25 November - 3 December 2020. 3rd Global Conference of the One Planet (10YFP) Sustainable Food Systems Programme

The purpose of this 3rd global conference is to provide substantial input to the UN Food Systems Summit that is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of 2021, building on the achievements of the SFS Programme’s membership during the first five years of implementation as well as the outcomes of the Programme’s previous two global conferences.

See the week 1 recording on:
30/11 Side Event Unlocking Finance for Inclusive Agriculture: Aceli Africa SFSP Panel

  • Aceli Africa and Dalberg Advisors analyzed data from 31 lenders to assess the economics and low volumes of agri-SME lending
  • Agriculture & agri-SMEs are particularly important in East African economies, but the sector remains chronically under-financed
  • Annual financing gap of ~$65bn for African agri-SMEs with financing needs of $25k to $1.5m
  • Agri-SMEs in this $25k-$1.5m segment are under-financed in part because they fall between two lending business models
  • Three lender types target different agri-SME segments and all have room to grow – if the lending economics can be improved 
Aceli Africa Case Study by Convergence (Published 19 November 2020, 7 pages)

In this case study, Convergence calls out insights from the design of our facility that could be useful for other practitioners designing blended finance initiatives – particularly in the agri-SME sector. Those insights include:
  • Data collection is a powerful tool for right-sizing concessional capital when designing blended finance interventions, particularly in nascent markets
  • Blended finance practitioners must balance tailoring custom-fit solutions with reducing complexity
  • Technical assistance can be useful for addressing both demand- and supply-side constraints
  • Blended finance can be used to support the development of local markets

30/11 Addressing food systems through consumers – promoting awareness and behavioral change 
  • Chair Ulf Jaeckel, BMU, Germany 
  • Daniela Acuña, Ministry of Agriculture, Chile 
  • Ply Pirom, WWF Thailand 
  • Andre Nel, Pick n Pay 
  • Daniel Vennard, World Resources Institute 
30/11 Leveraging public procurement to accelerate SDG implementation 
  • Chair Stineke Oenema, UNSCN Coordinator 
  • Erika Bozzay OECD - Introduction to the potential and requirements of public food procurement to function as a key food system transformation tool, 
  • Florence TartanacFAO 
  • Anne-Marie Saulnier, ECPAR 
  • Peter Defranceschi, ICLEI 
  • Doris Yawa Gab, Ghana
01/12 Global food system dialogue (Invitation only)
  • Agnes Kalibata, Scial Envoy for 2021 Food Systems Summit
  • Renato Alvarado Rivera, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica
  • Christian Hofer, Director-General, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland
  • Joao Campari, Global Leader Food Practice, WWF
  • David Nabarro, Co-Director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, and Head, 4SD
Co-organizers: UNEP, WWF, Hivos-RUAF, Rikolto, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, and the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Moderation: Charlotte Flechet, RIKOLTO

Presentation of the initiative: Food Systems Multi-Stakeholder Governance Mechanisms: an assessment of experiences + Multi-stakeholder Mechanisms cases:
  • Marina Bortoletti, UNEP food systems Associate Programme Officer
  • Carmen Torres, International consultant, One Planet Network SFS Programme
  • Mr. Samuel Ikua, Nairobi and Environs Food Security, Agriculture and Livestock Forum (NEFSALF);
  • Ms. Inoshi Sharma, Director, Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), & Head, Eat Right Initiative;
  • Mr. 'David Jácome Polit, Quito Agri-Food Pact (PAQ)
02/12 Side event: 15:30-16:15 Stimulating markets for agroecology through public policy
How can public policies enable, transform and consolidate markets for agro-ecology based on the experiences in their regions. For instance, by supporting the direct connection between producers and consumers, or by promoting consumer involvement in multistakeholder platforms focused on building local and regional markets.
  • To what extent the success for the creation of markets for agroecology depend on public policy?
  • What policy instruments (e.g. public procurement, labelling schemes, regulation, etc) can support markets for agroecology?
  • How can public policy support agroecological markets across different scales (e.g. local level, rural-urban nexus at the national level, or global supply/value chains)?
  • Minister Edward Centeno, Minister of Agriculture and Husbandry of the Republic of Nicaragua
  • ​Cesar Carrillo, Director of Supply at the Secretary of Economic Development, Mayor's Office of Bogota, Colombia
  • Patrick Honauer co-founder Food Networks, social entrepreneur
  • Representative from ROPPA (Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa)
  • Moderator: Celine Termote (Alliance Bioversity International-CIAT)
03/12 Side event: 12:00 PM Innovating for Sustainable Food Systems 
Panelists from all over the world will discuss how to achieve food systems transformation through innovative inclusive multi-stakeholder collaboration!

The overall aim of this side-event is to initiate a regional multi-stakeholder dialogue on SFS in the Mediterranean as a contribution to the preparatory process of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, and to boost collaborative actions on the ground to accelerate the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region. The side event will also be an opportunity to present the multi-stakeholder initiative for Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean (SFS-MED Platform), an affiliated project of the UN One Planet Network 10YFP SFS Programme jointly supported by FAO, CIHEAM and UfMS, with a view to strengthen broader partnerships inclusive of all interested parties, consolidating the collaboration with the SFS Programme partners.
  • Introduction by Jamie Morrison, Director, ESF, FAO; 
  • Máximo Torero (Chief Economist, FAO), 
  • Plácido Plaza (Secretary General, CIHEAM), 
  • Isidro González (Deputy Secretary General, UfM);
  • Sandro Dernini, Coordination Desk’s Coordinator;
  • José Valls Bedeau, Focal point, FAO;
  • Roberto Capone, Focal point, CIHEAM;
  • Alessandra Sensi / Giuseppe Provenzano, Focal Points, UfMS
03/12 13:00-15:00 PM The role of food systems in achieving the 2030 Agenda: with the Chairs of the Food Systems Summit Action Tracks
  • Chair Christian Hofer, Director-General, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland
  • Lawrence Haddad, GAIN
  • Ajay Vir Jakhar, Bharat Krishak Samaj
  • Joao Campari, WWF
  • Michelle Nunn, CARE USA
  • Saleemul Huq, ICCCD
03/12 Our commitment for a sustainable food future : Report from previous sessions

Action Track 1: Ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all
October 2020: Discussion Starter Paper Action Track 1PDF icon
xx December 2020. Action Track 1 Public Forum
  • Chair: Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, GAIN
  • Vice-chairs: Godfrey Bahiigwa, Director of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission, Sheryl Hendricks (University of Pretoria. South Africa)
  • UN anchoring agency: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Action Track 2 Shift to sustainable consumption patterns
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October 2020: Discussion Starter Paper Action Track 2
9 December 2020. Action Track 2 Public Forum
  • Chair: Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair, EAT Foundation
  • Vice-chairs: Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj, Lana Weidgenant, Real Food Systems, Deputy Director at Zero Hour International
  • UN anchoring agency: World Health Organization (WHO)
Action Track 3: Boost nature-positive production
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10 December 2020. Action Track 3 Public Forum
  • Chair: Joao Campari, Global Leader Food Practice, WWF International
    "Trade off must be considered as well as synergies"
  • Vice-chair: Lavetanalagi Seru, Alliance of Future Generations
  • UN anchoring agency: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Action Track 4: Advance equitable livelihoods
  • Chair: Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE USA
  • Vice-chairs: Shakuntala Thilsted, Research Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition, World Fish
  • Mai Thin Yu Mon, UN Global Indigenous Youth Caucus – Program Director for the Indigenous Peoples Development Program of Chin Human Rights Organization
  • UN anchoring agency: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Action Track 5: Build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress
  • Chair: Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development
  • Vice-chairs: Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome
  • Mike Khunga, SUN Global Youth Leader for Nutrition, SUN CSN, and Project Officer, Civil Society Organisations Nutrition Alliance
  • UN anchoring agency: World Food Programme (WFP)

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