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PART 1 - Food Security and The Global Recovery: How do we rebuild global food security to accelerate a resilient recovery?

15.00-16.15 CEST, 03 September 2020

Part 1 delivers 75 minutes of deep dive discussion on how to build resilience into our recovery, improve inclusion and ensure economic growth across our global food systems and regions. 

Food insecurity is set to double in 2020. COVID-19 has put developing regions at the greatest risk whilst highlighting structural inequalities in more developed nations. As governments around the world implement recovery plans and fiscal responses to the pandemic, it’s critical that countries work together to strengthen cooperation and pursue an inclusive, resilient recovery. 

The policies, intervention and financial support mechanisms imposed by countries must not exacerbate or widen existing global and regional inequalities presented by our food systems and create further food insecurities

15:00    Event chair opening remarks

15:05 Climate Leaders LIVE

15:30    Interlude – short videos and promotional content presented by FAO and Partners

15:35    Virtual Panel Discussion

16:15    Part 1 Ends – available to watch on-demand at climateaction.org

PART 2 - World Food day: How do we feed 10 billion people by 2050?

15.00-17.15 CEST, 16 October 2020 – Add to Calendar

What will truly revolutionise our global food systems to feed 10 billion people in 2050? Whilst this question has been asked for over a decade, the current global food system, supply chains, consumption patterns and agricultural practices have not adapted anywhere near enough to support 10 billion people in a sustainable, low-carbon way. 

World Food Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of FAO in an exceptional moment as countries around the world deal with the widespread effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It’s time to look into the future we need to build together. 

To feed 10 billion people by 2050 will require a mixture of political will, innovative technologies, and a fundamental rethink of how we finance a more sustainable and equitable global food and agricultural system. This extended session is designed to celebrate and promote groundbreaking innovations, finance and policy interventions that already exist and must be adopted and scaled today.

15:00    Event chair opening remarks

15:05 Welcome Keynote presented by FAO

15:15    Virtual Panel Discussion

15:55    Interlude – short videos and promotional content presented by FAO and Partner

16:00    Virtual Exchange

16:50    Climate Leaders LIVE l The Next-Generation

17:15    Part 2 Ends – available to watch on-demand at climateaction.org

PART 3 - Agribusiness & the SDGs: How do we rethink financial mechanisms to align agribusiness to the SDGs?

15.00-16.15 CEST, 03 December 2020 – Add to Calendar

Agriculture is facing multiple challenges – meeting global food security; a growing population with changing diets; a levelling off of crop yields; dwindling natural resources and biodiversity – all whilst managing the increasing threats of climate change. Meeting all these challenges will require a significant increase in the access and availability of capital for climate-smart investment across agri-value chains. 

Accessible and robust public and private sector investment is critical to support our global food systems in their transition to a low-carbon, equitable and resilient future.  In the final instalment of the digital agri event series “The Great Food Challenge”, will present this Virtual Discussion to examine how innovative financial mechanisms can be used to achieve the joint objectives of development, mitigation of and adaptation to climate change to align global agribusiness with the UN SDGs.

15:00    Event chair opening remarks

15:05 Climate Leaders LIVE

15:30    Interlude – short videos and promotional content presented by FAO and Partners

15:35    Virtual Panel Discussion

16:15    Part 3 Ends – available to watch on-demand at climateaction.org

Innovation in agriculture