2022 Annual General Assembly Registration
14–15 JUNE 2022, IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy
Implementing National Pathways for Food Systems Transformation to Accelerate Progress Towards the SDGs in Times of Crisis and Conflict.
Please note that you are registering for your in-person participation in the 2022 AGA.
Virtual participation will also be possible; registration for virtual attendance will open at a later date.
This year’s AGA will focus on how donor coordination and alignment can be targeted to supporting food systems transformation and the achievement of the SDGs, in a context where agricultural value chains and food production are being severely hampered globally by climate change, the COVID pandemic, increased cost of inputs, and several conflicts, including the war in Ukraine.
Global donors have a critical role in leveraging change in agriculture, rural development and food systems, through the investments they make, the innovations they support and the international collaboration they enable. The achievement of the SDGs requires donors to adopt holistic and integrated programming, and work with partners to facilitate systemic change. It also requires donors to support better policy coherence across sectors in their partner countries.
The United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS) held in 2021 demonstrated the critical importance of donor coordination for driving the changes necessary to make food systems more resilient. Coordination was critical during the past two years of the pandemic, but with the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, it is even more clear now that crises will continue for the foreseeable future, with massive impacts on rural development and food systems. Improving resilience in food systems is therefore essential for the health and security of people across the globe.
In both the short- and long-term, global donors can use their catalytic and leveraging potential to effectively support food systems transformation and resilience.
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