CFS 48 Side event agroecological transitions

CFS 48 Side event agroecological transitions

3 June 2021. CFS 48 Side event ”Addressing knowledge and implementation gaps on agroecological

transitions: A way forward for research and development through the Transformative Partnership Platform”.

A range of research and development institutions have partnered to address knowledge and implementation gaps related to agroecology, and to use this evidence as part of agricultural and food systems transformation. 

The Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP), which will be launched and discussed during this side event, aims to accelerate and coordinate the work of agroecology partners at international, national and local levels. Developed as a concrete response to the Committee on World Food Security agenda, the new initiative aligns with the recommendations and 13 agroecology principles outlined in the High-Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) report on agroecology
This inclusive effort featured new ways of research and action at the science-policy interface, working in fresh, transformative and transdisciplinary ways that apply locally adapted solutions within a demand-driven context.
This CFS side event brought together experts in agroecology from the policy arena, scientists and on-the-ground stakeholders from civil society to discuss the political demand for food systems transformation and ongoing efforts under the TPP. Engagement with CFS members and participants on potential priority areas of work for the TPP will catalyse interactions as the initiative strives to create new coalitions and new partnerships to boost agroecological transitions.

The side event organized by France, Switzerland, Senegal, Sri Lanka, EU Directorate-General International Partnerships, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry, Biovision, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), FAO, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will include two targeted discussions on political demand and the TPP research response that will cover the current challenges and opportunities at this critical time for innovations in food systems.

  1. Panel 1: What is the political demand for agroecology? 
  2. Panel 2: The transdisciplinary research response – a new way forward with the Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform 

More information about the Agroecology TPP can be found here.

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