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

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07 June 2019
The 120-page document begins with the Chair’s Summary, Acknowledgements and Executive Summary. It is then organised in four main chapters: Chapter 1 contains the welcome address by the FAO Director General and the statements delivered by the President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Associate Vice President of...
10 December 2018
Italy - Shadrack Moephuli, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Research Council in South Africa, was Chair of the Symposium. On the final morning of the Symposium, he facilitated Plenary Session 5 where he first invited a youth representative to present the key messages that emerged from the 'Youth as...
07 December 2018
Italy - Over 30 short interviews with participants at the International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers are available in this playlist. The interviews offer a wide range of perspectives about agricultural innovation worldwide and capture the flavour of the debate during the 2.5-day event held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy,...
21 November 2018
Celebrating inspiring success stories of innovation and innovators in sustainable agriculture FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit a nomination for one of the following categories before 28 February 2019. Award for Digitalization and Innovation for Sustainable Food Systems (USD 40 000) - Innovations that impact more than...
21 November 2018
Italy - Farmers are not only our food producers, they are also guardians of our natural resources: soils, water, biodiversity and seeds. They are, in addition, innovators. Since the beginning of agriculture, farmers have had to change, adapt and create new ways of working the land, of dealing with difficult terrains and...
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