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Case studies of agrifood system technologies and innovations for climate action: Call for proposals for the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023

In 2023, the global World Food Forum (WFF) theme will be “Agrifood systems transformation accelerates climate action” and consequently the 2nd edition of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum (SIF) under the umbrella of the WFF flagship event will focus on “Science and Innovation for Climate Action”. The FAO SIF will take place from 16-20 October 2023 in a hybrid format at FAO headquarters in Rome and through a digital platform.

The increasing frequency and intensity of conflict, climate extremes and economic shocks, combined with growing inequality, are impeding our progress towards achieving the SDGs.  Addressing the interlinked global crises of climate change, food insecurity and biodiversity loss requires engagement in bold action to transform agrifood systems to become more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable, with small-scale producers, family farmers, Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, consumers and other under-represented agrifood systems actors at the centre.

Accordingly, FAO SIF 2023 will allow a more focused and strategic debate on how science, technology and innovation are essential to transform agrifood systems, and how working towards this transformation consequently boosts climate action. The SIF will also highlight success stories of technologies and innovations at the crossroads of agrifood systems transformation and climate action.

We must capitalize on win-win solutions, in which trade-offs and opportunities for efficiencies are effectively managed. We must also leverage the numerous opportunities for further innovation and collaboration, such as public–private partnerships, knowledge sharing networks, and capacity building programmes.

In the context of the upcoming FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023, the FAO Chief Scientist Office invites you to share illustrative country level case studies of agrifood system technologies and innovations for climate action. The proposals should document validated and replicable applications, not the results of research done in the laboratory or at the research station. Multiple case studies may be submitted per person, as long as they are distinct.

Please use the submission form to share your examples and experiences.

The author(s) should describe the context and background, key problem(s) addressed, technology/innovative solution(s) applied, obstacles/challenges encountered, factors for success, the impacts and lessons learned. If possible, some relevant photos should also be provided.

Following a review and selection of the submissions, the most impactful, innovative and relevant case studies will be showcased at SIF 2023 and participants will be invited to present them.

The FAO SIF 2023 Task Force will review and select the submissions received on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Focus on climate action.
  • Impact/relevance to agrifood systems.
  • Equity: extent to which the case study addresses the role of small-scale producers, family farmers, Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, consumers and other under-represented agrifood systems actors.
  • Adversity: extent to which the case study presents lessons (positive and negative) on how gaps, obstacles and other adverse conditions (social, economic, political, etc.) were addressed.
  • Innovativeness: extent to which the case study presents an element of change in the approach taken.

Submissions are welcome in all six UN languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese).

You can upload the completed submission form on this webpage. For any technical support regarding downloading or uploading the submission form, please send an email to [email protected].

The Call for Submissions is open until 23 June 2023.

We look forward to receiving your valuable inputs and learning from your experiences.

Co-Facilitators:

Dr Mona Chaya, Special Adviser, Chief Scientist Office, FAO

Dr Preet Lidder, Technical Adviser, Chief Scientist Office, FAO

 

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The FAO Chief Scientist Office

FAO
Italy
Dear Participants,
We are thankful to all who submitted a case study in response to our recent call, and truly value the effort and time dedicated.

Following a review of the submissions, the seven most impactful, compelling and relevant case studies were selected (see below), although the decision was not easy due to the high quality of the submissions received. The selection of success stories aims to encompass and capture a broad range of technologies and innovations that are being used across all segments of agrifood systems. We also plan on putting together a compendium of all relevant case studies.

  1. Production d’un biopesticide à partir des épluchures de manioc et sa valorisation dans la conservation des grains. Pauline Mounjouenpou, Director of Research, Chief of scientific programming and Intellectual Properties unit, Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Cameroon
  2. Leveraging solar food processing technologies for valorization of agrifood systems: A case study of innovative climate actions by tribal women farmers in India. Yogesh D. Jadhav, Chief Operating Officer, Barli Development Institute for Rural Women (BDIRW), India
  3. Buzzing for Climate Resilience: Bee Breeding Innovations and Their Role in Sustainable Agrifood System Transformation. Jaber Amin, PhD candidate, Faculty of Agriculture, Animal Science Department, Cukurova University, Turkiye
  4. El caso del Sistema Integrado de Producciones Agroecológicas. Griselda Muñoz and Sergio Montico, Faculty of Agrarian Sciences-UNR, Argentina
  5. Soil pollution management in vegetable fields in the Eastern Nile Delta. Ehab A. Ibrahim, Chief Researcher, Horticulture Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Egypt
  6. Promoting the Adoption of Bioponics: Utilizing Recycled Organic Residues as a Sustainable Resource to Enhance Local Food Production in the Sahrawi Refugee Camps. Oxfam (Belgium and Algeria) in collaboration with University of Liège (Belgium) and Fraunhofer IGB (Germany) as a consortium
  7. Scaling Up: Vanuatu's Resilient Indigenous Food System - A Fusion of Water Taro, Shrimp, Eel, and Water Cress. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Government of Vanuatu & FAO Subregional Office for the Pacific Islands, Samoa
These case studies will be presented at a dedicated session at the upcoming FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023, and we invite you to participate in the discussion. Please check the program  and register to attend. To join discussions about SIF 2023 on social media, follow @FAOScienceChief and use the official hashtags #SIF2023 #AgInnovation.

Dr Mona Chaya, Special Adviser, and Dr Preet Lidder, Technical Adviser from the FAO Chief Scientist Office

The FAO Chief Scientist Office

FAO
Italy

Dear Participants,

Thank you for your valuable contributions! We greatly appreciate the time and effort you invested in sharing your experiences and expertise. 
Your submission will be carefully reviewed, and the selection process will be based on specific criteria, including the focus on climate action, relevance to agrifood systems, equity, adversity, and innovativeness. Selected participants will be informed before the end of July and will be invited to present their respective case studies at the upcoming Science and Innovation Forum 2023 (funding support will be provided to facilitate participation, especially for attendees from low- and middle-income countries).

We are excited to have the opportunity to showcase the most impactful, innovative, and relevant case studies at SIF 2023.

Dr Mona Chaya, Special Adviser, and Dr Preet Lidder, Technical Adviser from the FAO Chief Scientist Office

Dr Tatiana Wade

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
Senegal

Bonjour chers collègues,

Veuillez trouver ci-jointe une contribution à l'étude de cas au Sénégal pour le Forum Global sur la Sécurité et la Nutrition.

En restant à votre disposition pour tout complément d’information et dans l’attente de recevoir votre retour,

Salutations,

Dr Tatiana Wade

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement 

Laboratoire Commun de Microbiologie IRD-ISRA-UCAD

Centre de Recherche de Bel Air, Dakar

Jessica Agnew

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Global Programs, Virginia Tech AgUnity Ltd
United States of America
Good evening,
Please find attached our submission in response to the call for case studies on agrifood system technologies.
 
We are looking forward to WFF!
 
Kind regards,
 

Jessica Agnew, PhD, MSc, MPH 

Associate Director

CALS Global

https://globalagriculturalproductivity.org/

KAITLIN O’SHAUGHNESSY

FMC Corporation
United States of America

Hello,

Please find attached our submission to the FAO Science and Innovation Forum. Please let me know if you have any questions or need further details. We look forward to hearing from you!

Many thanks,

KAITLIN O’SHAUGHNESSY

Director, Sustainability Communications & Engagement

FMC Corporation

DR. SADDAM HUSSAIN

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE FAISALABAD
Pakistan
Dear Moderator
 
Please find attached herewith the copy of my proposal for FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023 for your perusal.
 
Please acknowledge receipt of the same. Also let me know if any additional information is required.
 
Regards

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Dr. Saddam Hussain 

Ph.D., Plant Stress Physiology (HZAU)

Assistant Professor: Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan

Dear sir/Madam

We are really glad to submit Aapresid's proposal for the FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2023 entitled "Unearthing Argentina's Soil: Mapping Carbon Sequestration Potential and Conservation Strategies". 

Please, let us know in case you need any further information. 

Kind regards,

Mailen Saluzzio 
Gerente de Programa Internacional