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Gaining Momentum: Food Systems Transformation in the Decade of Action – The Borlaug Dialogue 2021


Commencing on 20-22 October, in Des Moines, Iowa, the 2021 Norman E. Borlaug Worldwide Symposium, often known as the Borlaug Dialogue, is ready so as to add to this yr’s momentum round remodeling world meals programs.  

The official theme for this yr’s occasion is ‘Gaining Momentum: Food Systems Transformation in the Decade of Action’. Following on from the UN Food Systems Summit and the upcoming CFS 49, COP26, and the Diet for Progress Summit, the Borlaug Dialogue comes at a pivotal second in a yr of worldwide collaboration on meals programs transformation.

The digital convention will hear from worldwide leaders, farmers, policymakers, agribusiness executives, NGOs, and educational, scientific and improvement specialists. All have a typical objective: to unite in discovering options and taking motion to deal with world starvation and malnutrition.

The Dialogue will highlight a number of essential areas in meals programs transformation, together with: 

Analysis & Innovation

This session will take a look at the position of analysis and innovation in offering reasonably priced and secure nutritious diets, and bettering agricultural manufacturing. Audio system embrace:

  • Claudia Sadoff, Managing Director, Analysis Supply and Affect, Govt Administration Group Convener, CGIAR System Group
  • Sam Eathington, SVP / CTO, Corteva Agriscience
  • Mike Graham, Head of Plant Breeding, Bayer Crop Sciences 

Gender Fairness & Equitable Livelihoods

This session will give attention to what is required to speed up motion in direction of reaching gender fairness and advancing equitable livelihoods for ladies and all households. Audio system embrace: 

  • Jemimah Njuki, Director for Africa, Worldwide Food Coverage Analysis Institute (IFPRI)
  • Beth Dunford, VP of Agriculture, Human and Social Improvement, African Improvement Financial institution

Diet-Delicate Food Systems

This session will discover how completely different actors can work collectively to enhance entry to and affordability of more healthy meals, together with regionally produced vegatables and fruits, and blue meals and aquatic meals programs. Audio system embrace:

  • Lawrence Haddad, 2018 World Food Prize Laureate; Govt Director, International Alliance for Improved Diet (GAIN)
  • Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, 2021 Laureate, World Food Prize, International Lead for Diet and Public Well being, WorldFish

Worldwide Cooperation

Audio system at this session will discover the governance programs wanted to drive transformation and implementation. Audio system embrace:

  • Kundhavi Kadiresan, Managing Director, International Engagement and Innovation, Govt Administration Group Convener, CGIAR System Group
  • Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Particular Envoy for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, President of the Alliance for a Inexperienced Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

This yr’s convention will tackle a largely digital format to permit audio system and contributors to affix on-line and retain numerous, skilled, and balanced participation. 

You’ll be able to register for the Borlaug Dialogue right here.

Farming First might be live-tweeting and conducting interviews from the Borlaug Dialogue so make sure to observe alongside and be part of the dialog utilizing the hashtag #FoodPrize21.