Agrifood Transformation for the SDGs: Innovations and SMEs as the gamechangers
SEED-FAO Side Event at UN Food Systems Summit +2. Wednesday 26th July, 12:30-13:30 CEST – Room: Iran
Background and objectives
The side-event takes into account the pathways and different realities of countries by showcasing and exchanging about an array of different bottom-up solutions and innovations that can support ongoing sectoral policies, national food systems strategies and voluntary national reviews in the context of the 2030 agenda. The event provides an opportunity to take stock of concrete actions and contributions of different stakeholders. By demonstrating concrete results it will allow to support the necessary momentum for the implementation of national food system transformation pathways. It will take advantage of positive synergies between different stakeholder contributions and will support the understanding that a systemic integrated approaches can be beneficial.
The side-event will showcase new models and approaches for supporting agrifood systems transformation. The event will serve as a platform to exchange about scalable instruments between different stakeholders and initiatives in the agrifood system. Together with partners from Governments, international organisations and business partners, the event will demonstrate the importance of well-designed collaborations and the necessity to enable and catalyse innovations for an effective food system transformation, while contributing to accelerating SDG implementation in the local context. The initiatives proposed by this event will be taken up by the FAO-SEED SDG-Agrifood Accelerator Programme.
Executive Director, Arab Hoballah
General Representative, Anne Laure Léger
Government of Flanders
Senior Policy Officer, Kim Van Seeters
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands
Programme Officer, James Lomax
UN Environment Programme
Programme Officer, Hajnalka Petrics
CEO, Rassarin Chinnachodteeranun
Listen Field, Thailand
CEO, Harry Malichi
Wuchi Wami, Zambia
12:30 Opening Session
12:45 Moderated Panel
This is an official side event to the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2), taking place on Wednesday, 26th July 2023. More information on the UNFSS+2 can be found here.