4th December - Thematic Day
4th December - Thematic Day
Thematic Day Hosts:
ACCELERATE innovation across food systems
INNOV-EAT: ‘Thinking outside the plate for a resilient food systems future’
LEADING by Doing: INNOV-EAT – The ‘little things’ for a systemic food transformation
The LEADING by Doing: INNOV-EAT session aims to explore innovative approaches to transforming food systems in Africa, with a special focus on Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The session will feature distinguished ministerial speakers actively involved in driving sustainable, resilient, and equitable food systems.
This session will delve into the challenges faced by farmers in these countries, identify key obstacles, and present actionable solutions through policy reform, digital agriculture, solar irrigation, and enhanced implementation strategies at the subnational level.
Bundling Private Sector Innovation and Climate Action, Together: Strategies and Lessons for Collaboration
This interactive session will delve deep into the dynamic landscape of private sector role in accelerating climate action within food systems. By focusing on innovation, sustainability, and collaboration, the session aims to explore the challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs faced by private-sector entities in shaping a more sustainable, nutritious, and resilient food system.
Innovation at Scale for Climate-Smart Food Systems
When coupled with climate-smart and regenerative practices, emerging technologies and innovations in ag-tech and food-tech have the potential to make our food systems part of the solution to address the climate and biodiversity loss crises.
What bold actions, partnerships and investments can help the world transition towards innovative food systems that bolster mitigation and adaptation strategies?
Innovating financial incentives for nature and climate-positive food systems
This session aims to showcase current efforts around PES mechanisms and their potential in transforming food systems on a global scale. Thereby, main challenges of such mechanisms will be addressed to improve the delivery to smallholder farmers, ultimately providing more benefits for the planet.
Nurturing equitable food systems through innovation for farmers and youth
This interactive side-event aims to bridge the gap between farmers and youth by exploring how technology can empower both communities and create a more inclusive agricultural landscape.
Trading for Tomorrow – Ensuring food systems trade contributes to a successful response to the climate crisis
This session will delve into the nexus of global trade, innovation, and sustainable agriculture. The discussion will serve as a call to action for those engaged in various dimensions of international food systems. It will explore the sustainability hurdles and opportunities within the trade system. From a transformed approach to farm subsidies to ground-breaking sustainability standards and circular agricultural practices, the session will examine the policy interventions needed to spur transformative change in our food systems and positive action to address climate change. Our goal is to foster creative thinking and collaborative action, inspiring a future where global trade not only sustains economies but nurtures our planet, ensuring a vibrant, biodiverse tomorrow.