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.
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