06 July 2021 2:00 - 2:45 pm CEST Ended


Independent dialogue of the 2021 United Nations Food system summit (UNFSS)

INRAE and UNESP are organizing an online dialogue to discuss the issue of international research cooperation on food systems. This event will take place ahead of the Science Days of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and will bring speakers from Australia, Brazil, France, South Africa and the USA.

illustration Independent dialogue of the 2021 United Nations Food system summit (UNFSS)

"Strengthening international research cooperation on food systems"

In many instances, what is lacking is not more evidence but more actionable knowledge that may contribute to systemic changes, which requires supporting local innovations and encouraging and facilitating co-creation / co-design of knowledge. In support of that, leading research organizations from world regions could form networks or alliances to share science, access funding globally, providing quality and socially referenced teaching, and thus develop actionable knowledge supporting food systems transformations.

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Learn more about the others UNFSS independent dialogues.

14:00 - Why this side event ? - Dr. Jean-François Soussana, INRAE, France

14h05 - Session 1 : Examples of international research collaborations related to food systems
 - Moderated by  Prof. José Celso Freire, UNESP, Brésil

  • The Agrifood 5 Alliance -  Prof. Ermias Kebread, Université de Californie (USA)
  • The African excellence center on food systems and research on food security
    – Prof. Cheik M’Bow & Prof. Sheryl Hendricks, Université Pretoria, (South Africa)
  • The alliance for food production and quality
    – Prof. Isabelle Teixeira, UNESP (Brazil)
  • The Global Research Alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases – Prof. Andrew Campbell, ACIAR (Australia)

14h40 - Session 2 : Towards a renewed framework of international research cooperation?
Moderated by Patrick Caron, University of Montpellier (France)

  • Could we create a renewed strategic framework? – Dr. Jean-François Soussana, INRAE (France)
  • Cooperation across research agencies: The Belmont Forum – Dr. Erica Key, Executive Director of the Belmont Forum
  • International research cooperation and science-policy interfaces - Karen Fabbri, Head of Sector Food 2030, European Commission