Forests and trees are key to achieving food and nutrition security objectives, to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although they have critical roles to play in landscapes and value chains toward sustainable agricultural development, forests and trees have historically not been given the place they deserve within these agendas. What are the priorities for stakeholders along the research to development continuum, from the generation of technical, policy and governance solutions to scaling-up according to contexts?
This side event, organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The Netherlands, Tropenbos International, Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) and Mars, Incorporated, will discuss the expectations of stakeholders, from generating technical, policy and governance solutions, to scaling up according to contexts. This will help define the priorities of research for development and of national and international partners, in support of stakeholders’ needs to implement the Committee on World Food Security’s (CFS) action agenda.
The event will directly contribute to the implementation agenda of CFS44’s discussions on sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition, with a focus on research for development and the scaling up and out of solutions. In the follow-up from the CFS discussions, this event will shape an even stronger and more concrete global agenda for forests, trees and agroforestry, and relevant national and international partnership initiatives along the research-development-implementation at scale continuum and to envisage linkages and synergies between them.
The session is expected to contribute to:
- Illustrating how major initiatives intend to position themselves, enhance their synergies, and better work with all stakeholders to implement the CFS recommendations on sustainable forestry for food security and nutrition
- Knowledge sharing and clarified stakeholder expectations in terms of priority demands toward research and development partners
- The identification of ways and means for better articulation between major international initiatives along the research to development and action continuum.
- The identification of priority demands toward research and inputs to FTA’s priorities, and those of all its partners, as the program enters its second phase
For more information, download the session flyer.
Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Director, FAO’s Forestry Policy and Resources Division
|HE Ambassador Hans Hoogeveen
Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to FAO
He is Chair of the Programme Committee of FAO, governor to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), member of the Executive Board of IFAD and member of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP). Dr. Hoogeveen is a Professor of Practice in Natural Resource Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston. He is also lead lecturer in European Policy at the Netherlands School for Public Government. He received his doctorate degree from Wageningen University, in close collaboration with The Fletcher School. Dr. Hoogeveen also received a law degree in the Netherlands and also holds a master’s degree in Public Administration. He also completed a programme for Senior Managers in Government at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Hoogeveen has written a number of scientific papers on sustainable development and natural resources, including seminal work on lessons learned from global forest governance.[/expand]
President, African Women’s Network for
Director Tropenbos International
|Kerstin Jonsson Cisse
Global Economy and Environment Head, Swedish International
President, Indonesian Farmer and Fisher Society Organization (WAMTI)
[expand title=”Biography” tag=”Agusdin“]Agusdin Pulungan holds an MSc in sociology from the University of Indonesia and an agricultural engineering degree from Andalas University. He is an experienced chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the farming industry, and is skilled in strategic planning and sustainable agriculture. He is currently President of the Indonesian Farmer and Fisher Society Organization (WAMTI). He is active in advocating for better policies for small-scale farmers and fisher folk as well as developing empowerment actions. He has been a resource person for various Indonesian government ministries, and has participated in various international workshops, forums and conferences, such as for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the International Federation of Agricultural Producers
(IFAP), US-ASEAN, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR), CGIAR, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI), VECO, World Bank, ASEAN, the Global Horticulture Initiative, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), World Economic Forum, G120, World Rural Forum, United Nations University and the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO).
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