Programme

Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems

High-Level Plenary Opening Session

10h30
Ministerial session: National perspectives presented by different ministers

Ministerial interventions will address the following topics:
- Illustration of technological transformation in action & national visions on the transition to sustainable development models
- What are the changes needed in the national and international policy environment to facilitate technological transformations
- Key enablers for scaling up the deployment of market-ready integrated technological solutions at scale

11h45
Introduction Expert Group Meeting on STI Roadmaps for the SDGs

STI roadmaps for the SDGs are considered as a powerful multi-stakeholder engagement tool to plan, communicate and facilitate actions, track progress, and foster a learning environment for utilising Science, Technology & Innovation to achieve the SDGs. G-STIC 2018 will co-host the next Expert Group Meeting on STI roadmaps for the SDGs, together with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. This offers all G-STIC participants a unique opportunity to impact the conversation about technological innovation for the SDGs.

Michiharu Nakamura

Session 1 – High-level dialogue on policy actions based on the G-STIC 2017 outcomes

Agroecology is a sustainable integrated solution that is environmentally sound, socially acceptable and economically feasible. This high-level session will discuss the policy actions that are needed to upscale the use of agroecology technologies, innovations and practices in different regions of the world based on the findings and recommendations of G-STIC 2017.

Plenary Session

17h00
Ministerial Policy Dialogue

Identification of critical policy levers to bring integrated technological solutions to the market at the national level

Plenary Session

Session 2 – Case studies of successful implementation of agroecology technologies and innovations

Session 2 will explore the contributions of agroecology technologies and innovations to addressing sustainable development challenges via concrete case studies.

Session 3 – Implementing agroecology technologies and innovations at scale

Session 3 will focus on how agroecology technologies and innovations can be widely implemented, including the issue of scaling up and scaling out, addressing the challenges and learning from the successes. It will also focus on complementary technologies that can help wider uptake of agroecology and organic farming.

Session 4 – Agroecology as an integrated technological solution for sustainable development

Agroecological technologies and innovations that contribute both to SDG 2 and also to other SDGs will be highlighted. The hurdles and solutions for the implementation and upscaling of these technologies and innovations will also be discussed. If widely applied, supported and enabled, agroecology can help achieve sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda.

17h00
Panel discussion: Pathways for transformational change in agriculture through agroecology

- European Coordination Via Campesina
- Eduardo Cuoco, Director, IFOAM EU Group
- SDSN (TBC)

Industry Night

Plenary Session – Expert Panel Discussion: How to improve the quality of the content of sustainable technology databases?

09h00
Participating experts

Plenary Session – Presentation of the key findings of the thematic sessions of G-STIC 2018

Plenary Session – Presentation of the key findings of the cross-cutting themes of G-STIC 2018

12h00
Interactive discussion

- ICT
- Climate-smart technology
- Sustainable technology and development
- Urban development & Cities
- Youth engagement
- Gender mainstreaming

Plenary Session

Thematic partners

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  • Participation in plenary sessions
  • Participation in thematic sessions of choice
  • Refreshments & Lunch
  • Welcome reception