Photo: Arne Hoel, World Bank
The day will feature keynote speakers, a high-level panel discussion, and 13 participatory “learning events” – giving voice to a wide cross section of stakeholders. The learning events will explore concrete cases of success, which, if scaled out through greater investment, could translate into a thorough transformation of the global food system. The afternoon will showcase science innovations for a food-secure future.
Agriculture and Rural Development Day at Rio+20
18 June 2012
Sul America Convention Center
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|9.00||Introduction (Facilitator: Samantha Wade)
Film: How to feed the world in 2050: actions in a changing climate
|9.10||Framing the issues: Agriculture’s Journey From Durban to Rio+ and beyond
|9.40||How Agriculture will Address the Rio+20 Challenges?
Chair: Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Diplomatic Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
|10.30||Izabella Vieira Teixeira, Minister of Environment, BrazilCan Agriculture Rise to the Global Challenges?|
|10.45||Introduction to the Learning Events|
|11.30||Parallel Learning Events: Integration and action for sustainable landscapes and livelihoods(Choice of one out of 13 learning events, each one 1.5 hours)|
Science for a Food Secure Future
|13.00||Lunch and networking|
|14.30||Pedro Antonio Arraes Pereira, President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)Science and technology: Brazilian Agriculture and Embrapa|
|14.45||Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium: Responding to the global challenges for a food secure future
|16.30||Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Diplomatic Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) introduces:Mary Robinson, President, The Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice (MRFCJ), former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:Science for the people: the climate justice approach|
|17.15||Taking messages from the day forward to Rio+20 and beyondSynthesis of messages:Ann Tutwiler, Deputy Director General, Food andAgriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Panel response: Carl Hausmann, Vice Chair, CGIAR Consortium Board; Pedro Antonio Arraes Pereira, President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)|
|18.00||Closing and Reception|
Please note that the programme is subject to change.