Regional perspectives on the role of science, technology and innovation for transforming food systems

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) with its regional academy networks brings together evaluation from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to compare scientific opportunities for delivering sustainable, healthy diets.

IAP event

Presenters will describe recent assessments in briefs prepared for the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UN FSS), drawing on comprehensive previous analysis for IAP. The urgency to transform food systems is increased by the growing impacts of climate change and another recent crisis, such as COVID-19.

Strengthening research and its uptake as a resource for innovation and to inform practice must be accompanied by better use of the transdisciplinary science base to advise policy making, integrated locally, regionally and globally.

This IAP Side-event of the Science Days of the UNFSS will take place on 07 July 2021, 10:00-11:30 AM CET (Rome).

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