IFAD at Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good
23 - 24 November 2020
Pre-event in support of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
To feed more than 10 billion people within our planetary boundaries by 2050, while ending hunger and tackling unhealthy diets, we will have to fundamentally change our food system. Changes of this magnitude will require large-scale, coordinated action across multiple axes.
This virtual event will be a key milestone in the run-up to the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021.
- To agree on an initial set of bold actions and science-based principles to change the food system, to be adopted between now and the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
- To identify an initial set of potential scalable "game-changer" initiatives that will help us achieve a sustainable food system; and to agree on the partnerships, funding and innovation hubs needed to implement these and accelerate their global scale-up in the run-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
- To create a global network of leaders at all levels to drive transformative change for sustainable food systems and engage younger generations.
23 November | 10.00–11.30 CET
Hosted by One Young World. Supported by SAFIN Network, Generation Africa, UNFSS.
Investment in farming and agribusiness offers a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs, funders and governments alike. But how easy is it for young entrepreneurs to secure the capital necessary to enhance and grow their operations? Join us as we hear from leaders in the industry who share their practical insights into searching, securing and maintaining investment in their businesses.
24 November | 12.00–13.30 CET
Hosted by IFAD and Wageningen University & Research
Rethinking our food systems is a high priority on many research and policy agendas. Ultimately, the goal is to move from current food systems to those that optimize a number of outcomes, i.e., nutrition, health, and food safety; sustainability and resilience; and affordability and inclusiveness. Yet these efforts face two key challenges: finding evidence that food systems can function in these desirable ways and identifying pathways to transformation that can guide policies, markets, producers, consumers and other stakeholders in the agri-food sector.
In this session, participants will discuss how to address the evidence gap, examining the efforts of IFAD and Wageningen University & Research with the goal of assembling evidence for the IFAD Rural Development Report 2021.