The Food Policy Forum for Change will be launched at the upcoming High-Level Special Event of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on Tuesday 13 October 2020 4:30pm – 6:00pm (CEST).
The launch will be first exchange between policy makers and will focus on “‘Connecting agroecological and integrated policies in times of crisis“.
The main purpose of this partner event is to showcase good policy practices, illustrating the key role of policymakers as agents of change when it comes to the long-term and resilient transformation of food and agricultural systems.
The goal of the event is to connect these efforts through the Food Policy Forum for Change in order to increase learning between policymakers, as well as enriching the discussion on the role and instruments for country-level action to deliver food security and nutrition.
The event is organized by the Biovision Foundation, IFOAM – Organics International and the Millennium Institute, with technical support from FAO (Scaling up Agroecology). The initiative is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
It will consist of a panel discussion with participation from:
- Dr. Maria Tekülve, Senior Policy Officer, Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
- Pio Wennubst, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to FAO/IFAD/WFP
- Dr. Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Senegal to FAO/IFAD/WFP
- Dr. Vijay Kumar, Head of Department of Natural Farming, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Emma Siliprandi, FAO Scaling Up Agroecology Initiative Team Leader.
The event is public and free of charge, and will be held online on Zoom. The deadline for registration is 8 October 2020. To register please visit this link: