TECHNOLOGIES FOR ACCELERATING FOOD-SYSTEMS INNOVATION

In the context of the need for a transformation in food systems and technological advancement to respond to this need, this session will bring together leaders in science, policy and investment to identify:

  1. actions to expedite the application of these technologies in current food systems;
  2. changes required in regulatory frameworks and market structures to enable application at scale; and
  3. priorities for engagement with issues of social license and acceptability.

The session will enable leaders in science, policy and investment to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the application of next generation technologies to transform food systems and achieve the SDGs.

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Date

Tuesday, October 15

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Time

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

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Location

Waterloo Room | Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn
President
World Food Prize Foundation

Svend Christensen
Head of Department, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences ​​
University of Copenhagen

Ruben Echeverria
Director General
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Jan Low
Principal Scientist
International Potato Center (CIP)

Diego Osorio
Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Akinwumi Adesina
President
African Development Bank

Mario Herrero
Chief Research Scientist
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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