Programme

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

Morning Programme
8.00 Registration
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

  • Mendes Ribeiro Filho, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Brazil
  • Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development and CGIAR Fund Council Chair
9.40 How Agriculture will Address the Rio+20 Challenges?

  • Marcelo Bezerra Crivella, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Brazil
  • Kanayo F. Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Roberto Rodrigues, Coordinator of the Agribusiness Center Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), former Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil
  • Jan L. McAlpine, Director, United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat
  • Anne Grethe Dalane, Regional Director of Latin America, Yara International
  • Dyborn Chibonga, Chief Executive Officer, National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) and World Farmers Organisation

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
11.00 Coffee break
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)
Afternoon Programme

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
Invited panelists

  • Addressing gender equity in access to natural resources – Rajendra S. Paroda, Executive Secretary, Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)
  • Strategic partnership – Mark Holderness, Executive Secretary, Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR)
  • Securing long-term funding – Jonathan Wadsworth, Executive Secretary of the CGIAR Fund Council and Head of Fund Office
  • Agrobiodiversity – Alexander Mueller, Assistant Director General for Natural Resources, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Household nutrition security – Cristina Tirado, Director, Center for Public Health and Climate Change, Public Health Institute (PHI)
  • Integration through a Landscape Approach – Frances Seymour, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
16.00 Coffee break
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.