Upcoming webinars June and beyond

 31 May to 4 June 2021. FNSSA Stakeholder Engagement Week Stakeholder Engagement on the Africa-EU Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture at the EU-Africa Summit – Register here!

  • 31/05 10:00 – 12:00 PM. The FNSSA Partnership: A model for AU-EU Cooperation
  • 31/05 14:00 – 15:30 PM . Opportunities for AU-EU Cooperation in Horizon Europe by European Commission
  • 01/06 09:00 – 11:00 AM. Clustering of FNSSA-related projects and outcomes based on harmonised researcher-user interests by SLU – RUFORUM
  • 01/06 11:00 AM – 13:00 PM .Food production, processing and safety by North West University
  • 01/06 13:00-15:00 PM. Fostering multi-stakeholder partnership engagement for impact on FNSSA: Lessons learnt from PAEPARD (2007-2018). By FARA-EAFF
  • 01/06 15:00-17:00 PM. The landscape of knowledge platforms on agri-food systems and climate change. An overview on existing and forthcoming experiences. By FOSC project
  • 02/06 09:00 – 11:00 AM. Keeping the FNSSA Partnership ‘Fit for Purpose’: lessons from studying & monitoring the Partnership. By LEAP4FNSSA / UniPID, WUR, Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • 02/06 11:00 AM – 13:00 PM. Sustainable and future agriculture in the African Continent. Durban University of Technology 
  • 02/06 13:00 – 15:00 PM. Frugal innovation: A new perspective on building an agribusiness. By EVERGROW
  • 02/06 15:00 – 17:00 PM. Engagement of central and eastern EU countries on Africa-EU Research and Innovation partnership in FNSSA. By CZU 
  • 03/06 09:00 – 11:00 AM. ICT for Agricultural Markets for Smallholder Farmers (ICT4A for Smallholder Farmers) By ICT4A for Smallholder Farmers
  • 03/06 11:00 AM – 13:00 PM. Partnerships and multistakeholder approaches for impact. By ColeACP
  • 03/06 13:00  – 15:00 PM. Imperative for a Soil Information System to inform decision making for Sustainable intensification (Soils4Africa) By Soils4Africa
  • 03/06 15:00 – 17:00 PM. Leveraging the DeSIRA initiative for agri-food systems transformation: building on and with your experience and lessons learnt (WUR – DESIRA LIFT). by WUR – DESIRA LIFT 
  • 04/06  09:00 – 11:00 AM. How research can better support innovation for the transformation of the agrifood systems in Africa? By European Commission
  • 04/06 11:00 AM – 13:00 PM. Diversity Management for Future R&I and Capacity Building Cooperation in FNSSA. By LEAP4FNSSA, Working Group: Actors, Alliances, and Policies 
  • 04/06 13:00-15:00 PM. Future orientations of the Partnership.

1 June 2021. Launch of The African Animal Breeders’ Network (AABNet). The AABNet (The African Animal Breeding Network) is a newly established pan African initiative to focus on capacity development and knowledge transfer for animal breeding, and creating innovations to support livestock genetic improvement in Africa. Incl. H.E. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, AU Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture and Dr Jimmy Smith DG ILRI. For more information, please visit www. African Animal Breeding Network (animalbreeding-africa.org)

1-2 June 2021. A Restoration World Tour from the “4 per 1000” Fair during EU Green Week 2021

  • Stand 18: “Protecting Rain Forest in Democratic Republic of Congo (carbon sequestration) – The Shabunda Project” by GIERI Groupe d’Intervention pour l’Encadrement et la Réhabilitation Intégrale (Intervention Group for Supervision and Integral Rehabilitation).
  • Stand 59: “Regeneration of Nature through Income Generation for Local Communities in Malawi” by the Simpson foundation.

Table is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Wageningen University and Research, and it builds upon the work of the Food Climate Research Network. Incl Maryam Rahmanian, an international consultant on biodiversity and agroecology and member of the IPES Food Expert Panel, and Prof Sir Charles Godfray, director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

2 June, 2021. UNFSS Independent Dialogue Small Businesses: Good Food for All – Central and West 
Africa (French) Dakar, Senegal / Dialogue pour l’Afrique « Small Businesses: Good Food for All »

2 June, 2021. UNFSS Independent Dialogue Strengthening Food Systems transformation for increased productivity, inclusivity and resilience Kampala, Uganda

2 June 2021. 15:00 – 16:00 CEST Opportunities, challenges and ‘trade-offs’ in scaling agro-ecological practices

2 June, 2021. 8:30-10:00AM EST. Session 1 – Dietary Assessment Challenges and Opportunities: Introducing the INDDEX24 Dietary Assessment PlatformThis session will illuminate the critical need to draw on data, analytics, and evidence to understand and affect change across the food, health, and environmental sustainability nexus and global progress on these fronts. To learn more about The INDDEX Project please visit our website at: https://inddex.nutrition.tufts.edu/

  • Session 1: Mining threats in pastoralist areas (2 June, 08:30 – 9:15) – speaker Loupa Pius
  • Session 2: Pastoralist livelihoods in Africa (2 June, 20:15 – 21:00) – speaker Saverio Krätli
  • Session 3: Speaking truth to power: pastoralists’ advocacy (3 June, 13:00 – 13:45) – speaker Christina (Echi) Gabbert
  • Session 4: Global recognition of pastoralism and its future (3 June, 19:30 – 20:30) – speakers Loupa Pius, Ann Waters-Bayerand Margareta Lelea

Here are some news, podcasts and videos related to the conference:

The webinar will highlight the interlinked challenges of food security and accelerating climate change as well as showcase climate smart initiatives by awardees in the EC funded AgriFI portfolio. The webinar will entail discussions on the net effect of collaborations within government, SME’s and other actors while exemplifying potential in different value chains.

04 June 2021 Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
The Special Session of the 48th Plenary of CFS will take place virtually on Friday, 4 June 2021 to endorse the CFS Policy Recommendations on Agroecological and Other Innovative Approaches.
8 June 2021. 9 AM EST: Enriching and Diversifying Diets.
8-9 June 2021. Food Safety Summit SA 2021 South Africa 

8 June 2021 02:00 to 11:00 GMT+2 (online) Organic Agriculture for Sustainable and Resilient Community Food Systems e-Dialogue

This e-dialogue/consultation shall discuss knowledge and experiences to mainstream the contributions of organic agriculture towards sustainable resilient community food systems that ultimately shall contribute to the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

9 June, 2021. Pre-UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Ministerial Dialogue Programme. [English][French[Arabic][Portuguese] By RUFORUM


9 June 2021. 9:00-10:30 AM ET. Innovative Metrics of Diet Quality in Low- and Middle-Income Settings by USAID/Feed the Future

10 June 2021. 11:00 AM CEST UN Dialogue on the Role of SMEs in Creating the Future Food System – funding opportunity: Best Small Business SME Competition: The competition is open to any small to medium sized enterprises doing all or most of its activities in the food system, in any country.

10-11 June 2021. 10th CGIAR System Council Meeting

14 June, 2021. UNFSS. Independent Dialogue Small Businesses: Good Food for All – Middle East and North Africa (Arabic) Cairo, Egypt

The title of this edition is “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”.
The 14th edition of the European Development Days will be fully digital.
The agenda of EDD 2021 is now online: https://eudevdays.eu/community/agenda

15-17 June 2021. The Future of Food By Innovation Forum
17 June 2021: 1400 – 1600 CEST/CAT. Presentation on the findings of the research/mapping exercise of existing African Agroecological Enterprises (AAEs) and their service providers in Africa. By The Agroecology Fund (AEF) and the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). This project falls under Citizens and Agroecology Working Group (CAEWG). A two-hour call with the two leads on this programme, Jen Astone and Charles Mulozi.

17 June 2021 – Desertification and drought day – Launch of the Global Soil Salinity Map (GSSmap)


Session 10: Supporting Water-Energy-Food Nexus research and innovation in the EU-MPC region, within the framework of the Water Scarcity Initiative of the FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa.

17 June 2021. Session 2 – Using the INDDEX24 Dietary Assessment Platform: A Demo and DiscussionThis session will delve into more detail on the workings of the INDDEX24 Dietary Assessment Platform. To learn more about The INDDEX Project please visit our website at: https://inddex.nutrition.tufts.edu/

June 2021 – 2nd International network on fertilizers analysis meeting

21 June 2021. Pastoralism and climate change in West Africa: implications for policy and practice. hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, the University of Ghana, and the University for Development Studies

21 June 2021. WEBINAR: Pathways for the future of food systems in the Mediterranean

The CIHEAM; the FAO; the UfMs; the UN One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme and the PRIMA Foundation, are co-organising two Food Systems Summit Dialogues ( 27 April and 3 June 2021) aiming at advancing a common understanding of the complex environment of Sustainable Food Systems in the Mediterranean region (SFS MED).

22 – 24 June 2021 – 9th Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly and launch of the Global Soil Organic Carbon sequestration potential map

23 June 2021. 15:00 – 16:00 CEST Global investment gap in agricultural R&D


23 and 24 June 2021. European Research and Innovation Days 

This year’s edition will mark the official launch of Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027).

21-24 June 2021. Register now for ANH2021

  • The ANH Academy Week is a series of annual events that bring together the community of researchers, practitioners and policymakers working at the intersection of agriculture, food systems, nutrition and health. The objective of the ANH Academy Week is to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and learning around interdisciplinary ANH research. This year’s conference, ANH2021, consists of:
  • Learning Labs: Monday 21 – Thursday 24 June 2021
  • Research Conference: Tuesday 29 June – Thursday 1 July 2021
  • The Preliminary Programme for ANH2021 is now available here under the “Programme”

30 June 2021. Women in Agribusiness Forum

2-4 August 2021. Cairo, Egypt FI Africa 2021 Conference organised by MEFOSA – MENA Food Safety Associates for professionals from across the ingredients and packaging & processing technology spectrum, including those from F&B manufacturing, researchers, trade chancellors

6-12 September 2021. Intra African Trade Fair 2020

13 – 16 September 2021 – Global Symposium on Salt-Affected Soils

13-17 September 2021 Land Commons virtual conference 

September 2021 – Second Plenary meeting on soil spectroscopy (date tbc)

13-15 October 2021. 1st Conference on Farmer-Centric On-Farm Experimentation

28-30 September 2021. Agri4D Online Conference 2021. Food Systems for New Realities. by SLU/Sweden. Registration is free of charge and will open in June 2021. Call for abstracts closes 31/05.

Theme 2 of the Agri4D conference focuses on the role for smallholders within inclusive food systems that will enable rural and urban (producer and consumer) food and nutrition security. There is tremendous potential for smallholders to benefit from the current changes occurring within rural-urban food systems as greater proportions of developing country populations shift to being net purchasers of food, and as rural populations increasingly consolidate into new small towns, and as existing urban populations grow. There are also high risks and many barriers, particularly in the face of changing land markets, declining plot sizes, rising agribusiness-Big Food industry interactions and changing dietary needs and preferences, not to mention changing climatic and environmental conditions, or disruptive pandemic health threats.

19 October, 15:45-17:00 BST / 10:45 – 12:00 ET. CHILD LABOUR IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

2-3 November 2021. FAO high-level Global Event on Ending Child Labour in Agriculture

October 2021 – Sustainable soil management for nutrition-sensitive agriculture: Micronutrient workshop (date tbc)

October 2021 – Launch of the Global Status of Black soils and Global Black Soil Distribution Map (GBSmap)

October 2021 – 3rd Workshop of the International Network of Black Soils (INBS) (date tbc)

October 2021 – 7th meeting of the International Network of Soil Information Institutions(date tbc)

October 2021 – 5th meeting of the Global Soil Laboratory Network (date tbc)

November 2021 – 6th meeting of the Eurasian Soil Partnership (date tbc)

November 2021 – 15th working session of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (date tbc)

5-6 November 2021. African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation by UNIDO

5 December 2021 – World Soil Day “Halt soil salinization, Boost soil productivity”


December 2021 – Global Soil Information System launch event (date tbc)

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