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:
- actions to expedite the application of these technologies in current food systems;
- changes required in regulatory frameworks and market structures to enable application at scale; and
- 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.
Ambassador Kenneth M. Quinn
World Food Prize Foundation
Head of Department, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
University of Copenhagen
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
International Potato Center (CIP)
Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
African Development Bank
Chief Research Scientist
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)