The Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP)

International symposium: “Innovation systems for food security and nutrition: understanding the capacities needed”

Following up to the e-conference on "Innovation systems for food security and nutrition: understanding the capacities needed", the TAP Secretariat organized a half-day symposium to discuss the e-conference findings, and also discuss capacity development for improving human nutrition and health. The symposium paid particular attention on the crucial role of nutrition in agricultural innovation.

The symposium took place on Tuesday 21 June 2016, at the Sheik Zayed Center, FAO Headquarters (Rome, Italy), from 2pm to 5pm (local time).

Below is the agenda: 

  • 14:00 – 14:05   Opening, Maria Helena Semedo, DDDG, Natural Resources Coordinator
  • 14:05 – 14:10   Objectives & Process, Karin Nichterlein, TAP Secretariat, FAO, and Cristina Sette, (facilitator), FAO Consultant.
  • 14:10 – 14:50 Tropical Agriculture Platform’s Capacity Development Framework, Christian Hoste, TAP Steering Committee Chair
  • 14:50 – 15:30  Research Capacity Needs for Improving Human Nutrition and Health. Embrapa’s experience, Ricardo Elesbão Alves and Edna Maria Morais Oliveira, Senior Researchers, Embrapa, Brazil
  • 15:30 – 16:10   E-conference: findings, Javier Ekboir, FAO Senior Consultant
  • 16:10 – 16:50   General discussion, Cristina Sette (facilitator), FAO Consultant
  • 16:50 – 17:00   Concluding remarks, Samy Gaiji, Chief, AGDR, FAO



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