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

21/11/2018 - 23/11/2018
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

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 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.

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 Farmers, you can express your interest in attending the international symposium here.

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The deadline for expression of interest is 23.59 Rome time on 31 August 2018