Upcoming webinars May and beyond

4 May 2021. Gender-Responsive Investments in Africa’s Agriculture for Inclusive Food Systems by AWARD and FARA

4 May 2021.10:00 am – 11:00 am EST.  A New Era for Climate Change and Food Security? FAO/US
4 May 2021. 15:30 CEST CGIAR COVID-19 Hub Seminar: COVID-19 and Implications for One Health Research Co-Organized by CGIAR COVID-19 Hub and IFPRI

4 May 2021.  2pm CET, UN Food Systems Summit – Action Track 1 Public Forum
Action Track 1 (AT1) strives to identify game-changing ideas to transform food systems and achieve the goal of ensuring access to safe and nutritious food for all. This third Public Forum will focus on the role UN Member States can play in relation to the game-changing ideas AT1 is developing.


5 May 2021. 14:30 – 16:30 CEST High-level virtual event to release the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises


5 May 2021. 14:00 – 15:00 CEST  Digital agriculture and the rural poor Challenges and opportunities in delivering results by IFAD. Panellists will share progress and highlight key challenges and opportunities in the implementation of digital agricultural advisory services for smallholder farmers in Kenya, Pakistan, and Nigeria.

7 May 2021. 2:00pm to 3:30pm CEST. Launch event – The role of aquatic foods in sustainable healthy diets.  The webinar will be recorded and published online on the event page. The event will feature speakers from several UN Nutrition member agencies as well as WorldFish, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Ocean and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition, who will react to the main findings of the discussion paper and share insights on the role of aquatic foods in their specific contexts.

8- 9 May 2021. E-conference on Draft Animals and World Donkey Day

Please subscribe to this conference newsletter ([email protected]) and register here: https://www.kloster-lorsch.de/en/international-draft-animal-conference (International Draft Animal Conference – UNESCO WELTERBE) The official conference trailer is available here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=TPbbu1XKvJg


11 May 2021. HarvestPlus Webinar on 5/11: Businesses, Food Systems, and Biofortification

12 May 2021 The Sahel Renaissance: Enabling a Just Rural Transformation Incl. as speaker: Leonard Mizzi, European Commission Head of Unit for Sustainable Agri-food Systems and Fisheries at DG INTPA

18 May 2021. AUDA-NEPAD FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE WEBINAR

18 May 2021 Webinar series on operationalization of the Framework for Sustainable Agriculture
Mechanization in Africa (F-SAMA)

18 May 2021. The Permagarden Pathway to Resilience and Food Security. The Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) network organizes each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 14:00-15:00 CET (Berlin Time), for a webinar series focused on the challenges and opportunities of home garden interventions and evaluation in crisis and humanitarian settings.

20 May 2021. Biotechnology, biofortification and healthy diets: food systems’ interventions for enhanced nutrition. How biotechnology is essential towards crop biofortification and the socio-economic determinants for adopting biofortified varieties. Furthermore, the webinar shall discuss how scientists can promote biofortified crops and what strategies could be used by scientists and practitioners to integrate biofortification into broader food system interventions for healthy diets.

May 2021 – 9th Plenary meeting of the Latin America and the Caribbean Soil Partnership (date tbc)
May 2021 – 5th Plenary meeting of the African Soil Partnership (date tbc)

May 19 at 11AM EST: Ecological Solutions for Stronger Communities

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).

5 June 2021 – World Environmental Day – Launch of the Global Assessment of Soil Pollution and its summary for policy makers

8-9 June 2021. Food Safety Summit SA 2021

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

The Home Gardens for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) network organizes each 3rd Tuesday of the month, 14:00-15:00 CET (Berlin Time), for a webinar series focused on the challenges and opportunities of home garden interventions and evaluation in crisis and humanitarian settings.

15-16 June 2021.EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS: ‘SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN ACTION: OUR WORLD, OUR DIGNITY, OUR FUTURE’

The title of this edition is “The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future”.

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

June 2021 – 2nd International network on fertilizers analysis meeting

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

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).


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

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

6-10 December 2021. THE SEVENTH AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION WEEK AND RUFORUM TRIENNIAL CONFERENCE

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

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