The Knowledge Session series, jointly organized by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), explores the link between food systems, nutrition, and climate change. The Series examines how policies and actions on the ground can make agrifood systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable, enabling healthy diets and better nutrition while tackling climate change and biodiversity loss. 


Designed as an interactive platform, this series comprises various sessions facilitating engaging dialogues between experts and participants. Prior to each session, experts create informative videos showcasing actions that simultaneously tackle all three components. These videos, viewed by participants before each session, act as a solid knowledge base and stimulate dynamic discussion during the sessions. This approach aims to maximize participant-expert interaction, fostering a stimulating and interactive dialogue among those who have already watched the expert videos. 


Upcoming edition


Building upon the success of the previous series focused on India and in response to the demands of practitioners in the South Asia region, this third edition will address the challenges and solutions across the entire region. Running from February to June 2024, the series will showcase innovative initiatives happening in different countries within the region, providing practical and actionable solutions for transforming agrifood systems and effectively addressing the interconnected and mutually reinforcing crises at hand. 


If interested, please register here.



Past editions


The second edition of the series presented practical actionable solutions implemented by Indian states to simultaneously address the challenges of climate change malnutrition, and the transformation of agrifood systems. The Series included five sessions on sub-themes relevant to the nexus and ran from December 2022 to June 2023: 


The first edition of the series presented practical actionable solutions from India to simultaneously address the challenges of climate change, malnutrition, and biodiversity loss to drive agrifood system transformation. The series took a global approach by presenting global food trends and the importance of transforming food systems to prevent malnutrition in a changing climate, before presenting how India is responding to these different challenges.