EN_Agricultural-Innovation-Symposium

The FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is a direct and firm response to FAO member countries’ enthusiastic encouragement for the Organization to play a strong catalytic and supporting role to empower smallholders and family farmers through agricultural innovation.
FAO is uniquely positioned to convene such an international symposium that aims to provide inspiration for innovation actors and decision-makers, especially in the developing countries, to unlock the potential of innovation to drive socio-economic growth in order to ensure food and nutrition security, alleviate poverty, improve resilience to changing environments and thereby achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The symposium will, among other things, celebrate inspiring success stories of innovation and innovators and act as catalyst for boosting partnerships as well as public and private investments to foster and scale up agricultural innovation.
The symposium takes a multisectoral approach, encompassing innovation in the different production systems and value chains of the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors. Participants in the meeting will be representatives of governments, intergovernmental organizations and of non-state actors.

1. Expression of interest to attend (representatives of non-state actors)

If you are a representative of a civil society organization; producer organization or cooperative; private sector entity (including philanthropic foundations); or academic/research institution, and are interested in attending The FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmersyou can express your interest in attending the international symposium here.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The deadline for expression of interest is 23.59 Rome time on31 August 2018.
  • Only successful applicants will be contacted by email to inform them that their expression of interest to attend the symposium has been approved.
  • Successful applicants will receive this email about 10 September 2018, thereby allowing them to organise their visa and travel arrangements in time.
  • FAO does not have funding available for representatives of non-state actors to participate in this international symposium.
  • The total number of places for representatives of non-state actors is limited.
  • Only one representative per non-state actor (i.e. one per civil society organization; producer organization or cooperative; private sector entity or academic/research institution) will be considered.


2. Registration by representatives of invited UN bodies/specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations

Official invitations were sent by FAO to a list of UN bodies/specialized agencies and intergovernmental organizations on 1 August. If you are a representative of one of these organizations, please register here. In addition, please send the names, official titles and addresses of participants designated by your organization to attend the symposium to Innovation-Symposium@fao.org before 10 September 2018.

International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers: Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

  • When

  • 21/11/18 - 23/11/18

  • Where

  • FAO HQ
    Viale Terme di Caracalla
    Rome
    Italy

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