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SAVE THE DATE! Agrinatura side event of FAO Science and Innovation Forum

  • 12th October 2022
  • by secretary
Agrinatura Events

Agrinatura will host an official side event

“The role of Research Organisation Networks in Supporting Innovation for Food Systems Transformation”

for FAO Science and Innovation Forum with RUFORUM

on 12 Oct 2022 10:00 – 12:00 CEST


PASSCODE: 805008

FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022

The FAO Science and Innovation Forum 2022 will focus on highlighting the centrality of science, technology and innovation for agrifood systems transformation. The event will encourage a diversity of perspectives based on science, thereby facilitating rationalization and inclusiveness of debate.

The FAO Science and Innovation Forum will be organized together with the World Food Forum (WFF) and the FAO Hand-in-Hand Investment Forum from 17 to 21 October 2022.

FAO SIF 2022 Side Events

In the lead-up to the FAO Science and Innovation Forum, the side-events on October 12-14 offer an opportunity for Members and partners to present their insights on science, technologies and innovations that can drive food systems transformation.

Agrinatura FAO SIF 2022 Side Event

This year Agrinatura jointly with RUFORUM will organise side event “The role of research organisation networks in supporting innovation for food systems transformation” via zoom meeting on Wed 12 Oct 10:00 – 12:00 CEST.

Main focus of this side event will be to analyse where the focus of research organisation networks and of network of networks should be to support and promote innovation for FST. A strong Research and Innovation agenda will be foundational for the co-creation of impactful Food System Transformation (FST) pathways. There are several national, regional and global strategies within which FST will occur, critical domains to enable FST have been identified, and a stakeholder-driven process from the formation of goals to the final assessment of FST pathways and their trade-offs will be needed. The role of research organisation networks to support innovation for FST is multiple.


  • Stephen Onakuse (The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development AGRINATURA / University College Cork)
  • Florence Mayega Nakayiwa (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture RUFORUM-Deputy Executive Secretary)
  • Mamadou Goita (Institute for Research and Promotion of Alternatives in Development)

  • Isabelle Vagneron (CIRAD, Food Systems Assessment project)
  • Bart de Steenhuijsen Piters (Wageningen University and Research, WUR)


  • Ioannis Dimitriou(Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU)

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