Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Upcoming webinars July and beyond

1 July 2021. 10:00-11:00 AM ET Innovative Financing Through Food Systems to Improve DietsOne attempt to encourage engagement from the private sector is the Nutritious Food Financing Facility (N3F). The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) initiated N3F to catalyze private sector innovation in nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa.

1 July 2021. 13:00 to 16:00 CEST. AGRIS Virtual Annual Conference by FAO

1 July 2021, 3-6pm CEST: Closing Data Gaps and Promoting Evidence-Informed Decision-Making for Food Security and Nutrition. by CFS/FAO

1 July 2021, 3-4:30pm CEST: Digital Agriculture Profiles: Analytical Tool to Define Policies and Investments in Data and Digital Agriculture at Country Level By World Bank/CIAT-Bioversity

1 July 2021. 13:00 (GMT +2) Sustainable & Innovative Practices for Small-Scale Fisheries and Aquaculture Production by FAO/RNE-Innovation-Forum

2 July 2021.  9 to 11 am CEST. The role of agro-ecology in achieving the Green Deal’s transformational objectives
  • Webinar on why an agro-ecological transformation of agri-food systems makes sense and how agro-ecology contributes significantly to mitigating and adapting to climate change, stemming biodiversity loss, as well halting and reversing land and water degradation.  
  • To register (for non EC staff) :  (a) First register to INTPA academy (click in the corner right up); (b) thereafter register to the webinar 
2 July 2021. 12:30 - 14:00 CEST. The Effects of Agroecology. Why are Metrics Needed? 
3 July, 2021. Independent Dialogue UNFSS/Sudan. Develop a resilient, equitable and sustainable Food System to achieve SDGs by 2030

5-7 July 2021 - Side-Events to the Science Days for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
  1. 05/07. 9:00 – 10:30 CEST. Science and Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia – Challenges and Ways Forward
  2. 05/07. 12:30 – 10:30 CEST. Science, Technology and Innovation For Food Systems Transformation. The role of nuclear and related technologies by FAO, IAEA
  3. 05/07. 13:00 – 14:30 CEST. Transformative Sustainable Agri-food systems for sustainable diets with traditional plants
  4. 05/07. 13:00 – 15:00 CEST. Global Food Systems Governance – The Role of Food Science and Technology by IFPRI/UNIDO
  5. 05/07. 14:00 – 15:30 CEST. The importance of plant genetic resources in the context of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems: the role of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  6. 14:00 – 15:30 CEST Capacity development for agriculture innovation systems: lessons learned and future action of the Tropical Agriculture Platform partnershipConvened by TAP Secretariat, FAO; AFAAS, APAARI; CoSAI
  7. 05/07. 15:00 – 16:30 CEST. Transforming Food Systems in Emerging Economies
  8. 05/07. 15:00 – 16:30 CEST. Learnings from country-level pathways to the global food policy debate by UNECA
  9. 05/07. 16:00 – 17:00 CEST. Accelerating Innovation for Food Systems Transformation with National and Regional Impact Convened by World Economic Forum
  10. 05/07. 16:00 – 18:30 CET Malabo Montpellier Forum – Connecting the dots: Policy innovations for food systems transformation in Africa - Convened by AKADEMIYA2063 – The Malabo Montpellier Panel, African Union Commission, Imperial College London, Center for Development Research at the University of Bonn
  11. 6 /7. 10:00 – 11:30 CEST. Protein for All: The Importance of Protein Quality in Equitable, Sustainable Food Systems Convened by Global Dairy Platform (GDP)
  12. 6 /7. 10:30 – 12:00 CEST Nourishing people and planet with aquatic foods Convened by FAO
  13. 11:00 CEST. Sustainable Financing of Research and Innovation to Improve the Performance of Africa’s Food System by FARA
  14. 6 /7. 12:00 – 13:30 CEST A New Paradigm for Research and Innovation: A practical application with Forgotten Foods. by GFAR
  15. 6 /7. 13:00 – 14:00 CEST. Transforming Food Systems from the Ground Up: The Potential of Groundwater in Achieving Food Security and Prosperity in Africa by African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), IFPRI, AFDB, IWMI, World Bank
  16. 6 /7. 13:00 – 14:30 CEST. Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment, and Food Systems by IFPRI
  17. 6 /7. 13:30 – 15:00 CEST. Achieving healthy diets for all: What are the evidence gaps constraining progress? by GAIN; International Union of Nutritional Sciences
  18. 6 /7. 14:00 – 15:30 CEST. Transforming Food Systems through Agroecology: Learning from Evidence by Bioversity International-CIAT Alliance, FAO, CGIAR
  19. 6 /7. 14:00 – 15:45 CEST. Strengthening international research cooperation on food systems by INRAE.
  20. 6/7. 15:00 – 16:30 CEST. A Perennial Revolution of Agriculture – is it desirable, possible, imminent?
  21. 6/7. 15:00 – 16:30 CEST. Risks to agricultural production from air pollution by WMO
  22. 6/7. 15:00 – 17:00 CEST. The role of Agricultural Research and Innovation on food systems transformation by Agrinatura, FARA, COLEACP, DeSIRA
  23. 6/7. 15:30 – 17:00 CEST. COVID-19, food systems, and One Health in an urbanizing world: Research responses at a national level Convened by CGIAR; RUAF; World Bank
  24. 6/7. 15:30 – 17:00 CEST. Indigenous Peoples’ contributions to food system’s thinking and sustainability by CGIAR, IRD, UNESCO
  25. 6/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CET. Bridging scientific and indigenous peoples’ knowledge for sustainable and inclusive food systems
  26. 6/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CET. Priorities for inclusive urban food systems transformations in the global South by Cirad and Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS); Michigan State University, HIVOS/RUAF
  27. 6/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CEST. Science and Technology and Food Security: A Step Towards Greener Revolution by Global Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (GCSAYN)
  28. 6/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CEST. Bridging the Digital Divide Convened by The Hunger Project
  29. 6/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CEST. Bioeconomy for a biodiversity-and-science-based sustainable development of food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
  30. 6/7. 16:00 – 18:00 CEST. Engaging Stakeholders for Adaptation and Food Security: Contributions by the AgMIP A-Teams by IPAR, ICRISAT; Columbia University
  31. 6/7. 17:00 – 18:30 CEST. Climate Resilient Development Pathways for Food Systems’ Transformation by WFP, FAO, ILRI, CCAFS; IPCC, GIZ, CCARDESA
  32. 7/7. 9:00 – 11:00 CEST. When science meets policy to boost food systems transformation by FAO/Brussels; AFA; European Commission
  33. 7/7. 10:00 – 12:30 CEST. Microbiome Supporting Regenerative Agriculture. by National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA); Forschungszentrum Jülich
  34. 7/7. 10:00 – 12:30 CEST. Regional perspectives on the role of science, technology, and innovation for transforming food systems by InterAcademy Partnership (IAP); The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC); The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC); The Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS); The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)
  35. 7/7. 10:00 – 11:30 CEST SOLAW21: Sustainable, Scalable and Dynamic Solutions in Land and Water Management towards Food System Transformation by FAO, ACIAR
  36. 7/7. 11:00 – 12:30 CEST. Is Organic Agriculture a viable option for the Global South? by RIOA; KALRO; icipe/Kenya; Biovision Africa Trust, Kenya
  37. 7/7. 13:00 – 14:30 CEST Climate Change & Food Systems’ Transformation: Focus on Small Island States and Indigenous Peoples by WFP, FAO, Cornell University; Joint Research Centre, European Commission (JRC), IPCC, WB, WHO
  38. 7/7. 13:00 – 15:30 CEST. Promise of the Commons for Sustainable and Equitable Food Systems by IFPRI
  39. 7/7. 13:30 – 15:00 CEST. A New Paradigm for Plant Nutrition. by International Fertilizer Association; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  40. 7/7. 14:00 – 15:30 CEST. Food prices and the economics of food system transformation: Making markets work for inclusive growth, sustainability, and health. by International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE); African Agricultural Economics Association (AAAE); Tufts University
  41. 7/7. 14:00 – 15:30 CEST. Decision-making for Sustainable Livestock: Capitalizing on Models, Data and Communications by World Farmers’ Organization and Scientific Council; International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); Alliance Bioversity; CIAT
  42. 7/7. 15:30 – 17:00 CEST. Reforming Agricultural Policies to Support Food Systems Transformation by IFPRI
  43. 7/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CEST Local food, Sustainable City? Is Vertical and Controlled Environment Agriculture Relevant Contributions to Resilient and Sustainable Future Food Systems? Convened by Plantagon International Association Sweden;
  44. 7/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CEST. Scaling Up Innovations and Partnerships to Modernize African Food Systems by TAAT; AATF; Alliance Bioversity-CIAT (ABC); AfricaRice; CIP; FARA; ICRISAT; IFDC; ILRI; IWMI; WorldFish Centre; IITA; ICARDA
  45. 7/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CET. The Critical Role of Research and Development in Achieving Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems. by the US Agency for International Development; Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI); African Development Bank (AfDB); Alliance for African Partnership; World Bank
  46. 7/7. 16:00 – 17:30 CEST. Monitoring and Evaluation for Food Systems Transformation by Alliance for Climate and Food Systems Research; WBCSD
  47. 7/7. 17:00 – 18:30 CEST. Post-COVID 19 Implications on Genetic Diversity, Genomics Research and Innovation: A Call for Governance and Research Capacity by CIRAD), CERAAS, CSTEPS; Arizona State University (USA); Keystone Policy Center (USA)
  48. 7/7. 18:30 – 20:00 CET. The True Cost and True Price of Food. by True Price Foundation; University of Pretoria; Tufts University
  • This Global Dialogue on Trade will be co-organised by the Special Envoy of the UN Food Systems Summit, Dr. Agnes Kalibata and the World Trade Organisation. 
  • The Dialogue will discuss how the trading system can best be reformed to address the food needs of tomorrow, and support sustainable development as called for by the Preamble to the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the WTO. Watch from 14:00 CEST - follow the Summit's social media for updates.
6 July 2021. 3pm EAT (Nairobi). The Right to Seeds and Intellectual Property Rights. by APBREBES - Geneva Academy

6 July 2021. African CITYFOOD Month Campaign 2021
  • 6/7. 2pm CAT. African City food Exchange Part 1: What have we learnt from the UNFSS independent food dialogues process in 16 cities? Registration Link
  • 13/7. 12pm CAT. African City food Exchange Part 2: A city-to-city workshop on achieving sustainable urban food systems. Registration Link
  • 20/7. 2pm CAT. Sustainable food cultures: How our appetites can transform our cities. Registration Link
  • 27/7. 2pm CAT. Where Chemistry, Storytelling and Policy Collide: Lessons from the Inclusive Metabolism Project. Registration Link
6-9 July 2021. FAO-CIRAD international conference on Geographical Indication.

7 July 2021. 11.00-12.30 CEST. Contractual relationships and contracting arrangements in the agrifood sector by COLEACP and the Foundation for World Agriculture and Rurality (FARM foundation)

7 July 2021. 11:00 to 12:15 CEST. Rooting for root causes: Moving from one-sided labels towards fruitful dialogues on future agricultures
7 July 2021. 14:30 CEST. Forest data and free open-source solutions for Climate Action by FAO

8 July, 2021. Independent Dialogue UNFSS. Young African Researchers' Dialogue (YARD) : mobilizing Young African researchers for the UN Food Systems Summit
  • 8/7: 14:00 - 15:30 CEST SESSION 2: SCIENCE AS ACTION: SCIENCE-BASED OPTIONS TO ACHIEVE more healthy diets and more inclusive, SUSTAINABLE, AND resilient food systems
12-13 July, 2021. Independent Dialogue UNFSS. A Small Business Agenda for the Food Systems Summit By FAO/ Wasafiri
  • a Draft Report “A Small Business Agenda for the Food Systems Summit” will synthesise findings from 11 regional SME dialogues, a global SME survey, expert interviews and a literature review.
  • The report highlights the essential role that SMEs must play in strengthening food systems, the constraints they face in elevating their positive impact, and offers recommended pathways to boost their contribution.
12 July, 2021. Independent Global Dialogue UNFSS. UN Food Systems Summit Global Producer Dialogue by PAFO, SACAU

  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 (SOFI 2021) report presents the first evidence-based global assessment of chronic food insecurity in the year the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread across the globe. 
  • The report will also focus on complementary food system solutions that address the key drivers of food insecurity and malnutrition, and will be presented by the FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. Join in from 10:00 EDT.
12 - 13 July, 2021. Independent Dialogue UNFSS. European Union/DG Sante EU Citizens Dialogue on Food Systems
  • Registration form
  • Participants will be divided into groups to focus their debates on the following themes: (a) Green claims and sustainable food labelling; (b) Sustainable production; (c) Sustainable and healthy diets; (d) Antimicrobial resistance; (e) Prevention and reduction of food waste
  • The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Food Network+ (SFN) brings together STFC researchers and facilities with research and industry in the agri-food sector.
  • Register by 4th of July
13 July 2021. 1:30 PM CEST. Potential implications of Carbon Dioxide Removal on the Sustainable Development Goals in the African and the Latin American and Caribbean regions
In the context of the forthcoming Conference on Climate and Development in Africa (23rd-27th August), and in preparation for COP26, African and LAC countries are considering the best options that can help them reduce their carbon emissions, achieve net zero while also accelerating the achievement of the SDGs.

13 July 2021. Financing for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement: The UN Ecosystem of Initiatives on Private Sector Finance

13-15 July 2021. FAO Regional Conference for the Near East
Priority 1: Rural transformation for youth employment and income.
Priority 2: Transforming agri-food systems to promote healthy diets for all.
Priority 3: Greening agriculture: towards sustainable recovery and climate change action.
Priority 4: Building resilience to multiple shocks.

14 July 2021. Circularity for Resilience and Jobs: Green Recovery Policies Are The Global Opportunity Today - by UNEP 


22 July 2021. 12:00-14:00 (GMT). PAFO-COLEACP INNOVATIONS SERIES. Session n°5. Food and Nutrition Security: the contribution of SMEs and businesses

26 - 28 July 2021. Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit

2-4 August 2021. Cairo, Egypt FI Africa 2021 Conference organised by MEFOSA - MENA Food Safety Associates for professionals from across the ingredients and packaging & processing technology spectrum, including those from F&B manufacturing, researchers, trade chancellors.

12 August 2021. 15:00 – 16:30 CET. Global webinar to launch the report on: Joint rapid appraisal on strengthening agricultural innovation systems in Africa, Asia and Latin America by regional research and extension organizations.

23-27 August 2021- Online World Water Week 2021

30 August - 1 September 2021. 1st Mediterranean Water-Ecosystem-Food-Energy (WEFE) Nexus Conference

3 September 2021. IUCN World Conservation Congress

September 2021. Regional Climate Week (Thematic Session): Africa

6-10 September 2021 20th Organic World Congress

6-12 September 2021. Intra African Trade Fair 2020

13 - 16 September 2021 - Global Symposium on Salt-Affected Soils

13 - 16 September 2021. The Third All Africa Post Harvest Congress and Exhibition

13-17 September 2021 Land Commons virtual conference

13-17 September 2021. 3rd All Africa Post-Harvest Congress And Exhibition

15-17 September 2021. Tropentag is the largest interdisciplinary annual conference in Europe on development oriented research in the fields of sub-/tropical agriculture, food security, natural re- source management and rural development. This years theme of the conference is: Towards shifting paradigms in agriculture for a healthy and sustainable future

21-23 September 2021. South Africa innovation Summit

28-30 September 2021. Agricultural Research for Development Conference 2021

September 2021 - Second Plenary meeting on soil spectroscopy (date tbc)

28-30 September 2021. Agri4D Online Conference 2021. Food Systems for New Realities. 
  • by SLU/Sweden. Registration is free of charge and will open in June 2021. 
  • Call for abstracts closed 31/05.
  • Theme 2 of the Agri4D conference focuses on the role for smallholders within inclusive food systems that will enable rural and urban (producer and consumer) food and nutrition security. There is tremendous potential for smallholders to benefit from the current changes occurring within rural-urban food systems as greater proportions of developing country populations shift to being net purchasers of food, and as rural populations increasingly consolidate into new small towns, and as existing urban populations grow. 
  • There are also high risks and many barriers, particularly in the face of changing land markets, declining plot sizes, rising agribusiness-Big Food industry interactions and changing dietary needs and preferences, not to mention changing climatic and environmental conditions, or disruptive pandemic health threats.

19 October, 15:45-17:00 BST / 10:45 – 12:00 ET. CHILD LABOUR IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

October 2021 - Sustainable soil management for nutrition-sensitive agriculture: Micronutrient workshop (date tbc)

October 2021 - Launch of the Global Status of Black soils and Global Black Soil Distribution Map (GBSmap)

October 2021 - 3rd Workshop of the International Network of Black Soils (INBS) (date tbc)

October 2021 - 7th meeting of the International Network of Soil Information Institutions(date tbc)

October 2021 - 5th meeting of the Global Soil Laboratory Network (date tbc)

2-3 November 2021. FAO high-level Global Event on Ending Child Labour in Agriculture

November 2021 - 6th meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership (date tbc)

November 2021 - 15th working session of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (date tbc)

5-6 November 2021. African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation by UNIDO

5 December 2021 - World Soil Day "Halt soil salinization, Boost soil productivity"



December 2021 - Global Soil Information System launch event (date tbc)

14-20 August 2022. 31st International Horticultural Congress, IHC2022, Angers, France

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