Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
Type of Dialogue
Language of Dialogue Event
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Organized as an Independent United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) Dialogue, together with the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development, on the side-lines of the UNFSS Science Days this Brussels Dialogue will bring together the European and international academia and science actors, policymakers and practitioners, as well as famers’ organizations and private sector.
In this neutral platform, participants will share expertise and exchange views on the importance of science for efficient policymaking and how it can improve some of the negative economic, environmental and social externalities of food while fostering a better understanding of the synergies and potential trade-offs within and between the different dimensions of food systems.
Experts will provide their perspectives on what governance mechanisms are needed at the global, regional and country level to ensure an efficient dialogue between science and policymaking and how it can help support farmers through better access to knowledge, science, innovations, technologies and capacity building.
Chief Scientist, FAO
Deputy Director-General for Implementation, Impact and Sustainable Investment Strategies, EU Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)
Deputy Director-General, EU Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Deputy Director-General, EU Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA)
Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit
Máximo Torero Cullen
Chief Economist, FAO
State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of the Republic of Slovenia, Presidency of the Council of the EU (as of 1 July)
Secretary General of the Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development
Professor Director of Impact and Engagement, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, Rapporteur, European Commission High-level Expert Group to assess need for an international Platform for Food Systems Science
Yemi Akinbamijo* , Executive Director, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)
President, Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO)
Founder and Managing Director of the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network,UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Champion
Pál Goda, Managing Director, Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Hungary
Giovanni de Santi
Director for Sustainable Resources, EU Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Head of Unit for Research and Innovation, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Founding Farmer, CEO and President of AGREA
Member of the European Parliament
EU Convenor for the UN Food Systems Summit and EU Representative in Slovakia
Setting the scene
Rodrigo de Lapuerta
Director a.i., FAO Liaison Office in Brussels
* = To be confirmed
Register here: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vvjVXEP5Qe2U-423lpwi9Q