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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

21 November, Wednesday

Morning session

Opening session

Time: 9.30-10.30 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Afternoon session

Keynote address 1

The future of family farming: A young farmer’s perspective

Time: 14.00-14.15 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Parallel session 1

Putting family farmers at the center

Panel 1: The key role of family farmers
Panel 2: The critical role of the enabling environment

Time: 14.15-17.00 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Parallel session 2

Strengthening research, education and bridging institutions to accelerate innovation

Panel 1: Addressing research priorities: Transforming research and education for farmer-centred innovation
Panel 2: Strengthening and reforming bridging institutions to accelerate innovation

Time: 14.15-17.00 CET
Venue: Red Room

Reporting from parallel sessions 1 & 2

Time: 17.00-18.00 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall


22 November, Thursday

Morning session

Keynote address 2

Empowering innovation

Time: 9.30-9.45 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Parallel session 3

Building effective agriculture innovation systems and empowering its actors

Panel 1: Building effective agriculture innovation systems
Panel 2: Strengthening capacities to innovate

Time: 9.45-12.30 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Parallel session 4

Reaching millions of family farmers: Scaling up successful innovation

Panel 1: Replicating and scaling up successful innovation
Panel 2: Bridging the knowledge gap: Learning from others

Time: 9.45-12.30 CET
Venue: Red Room

What’s Cooking? A Conversation with Chefs & Family Farmers
 A special event with chefs and family farmers

This special event will bring together seasoned chefs and family farmers from around the world to engage in a lively conversation.

Time: 12.45-14.00 CET
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Centre

Afternoon session

Keynote address 3

Amul Model: Sustainability for small farmers through innovative market linkage

Time: 14.00-14.15 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Parallel session 5

Driving successful innovation through effective decision-making and innovative partnerships

Panel 1: Driving successful innovation through effective decision-making
Panel 2: Building on innovative partnerships

Time: 14.15-17.00 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Parallel session 6

Increasing access to markets and engaging the private sector to accelerate innovation

Panel 1: Increasing access to markets and targeted strategic investments
Panel 2: Engaging the private sector to accelerate agricultural innovation

Time: 14.15-17.00 CET
Venue: Red Room

Reporting from parallel sessions 3-6

Time: 17.00-18.00 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

Youth as drivers of innovation
 Interactive event

Young Innovators Showcase
Innovator Panel Discussion

Time: 18.00-20.00 CET
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Centre


23 November, Friday

Keynote address 4

Health-linked rural poverty and some take-home messages from the Symposium

Time: 9.00-9.15 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall

High-level Segment and Closing remarks

Time: 11.30-13.30 CET
Venue: Plenary Hall