Events

Upcoming events

27  June, 16:30 – 17:40, Hybrid

Agroecology Coalition Strategy Launch

Hybrid event

The Agroecology Coalition will launch its new strategy (2024- 2030) during a high-level event in Rome at the IFAD headquarter (by invitation).

Follow here the Live stream.

Programme:

16:30 – 16:40 Opening Session  

  • Welcome Remarks – IFAD President Alvaro Lario  
  • Message from Agroecology Coalition Co-chair  

16:40 – 16:50 The Agroecology Coalition and 2024-2030 Strategy  

  • Short video   
  • Presentation of the Agroecology Coalition Strategy
    Oliver Oliveros, Coordinator, Agroecology Coalition  

16:50 – 17:15 Roundtable Discussion 1: Agroecology in Rome-based Agencies   

  • FAO – Corinna Hawkes, Director, Agrifood Systems Division  
  • IFAD – Jo Puri, Associate Vice-President 
  • WFP – Carmen Burbano, Director, School Meals Coalition
  • CGIAR – Juan-Lucas Restrepo, Director-General, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT   

 17:15 – 17:40 Roundtable Discussion 2: Agroecology in countries   

  • H.E. Amb. Ngor Ndiaye, Senegal; Chair, Group of Friends of Agroecology
  • H. E. Amb. Duong Hai Hung, Vietnam
  • Ms. Annette Schneegans, UN Section Head, EU Delegation in Rome
  • H. E. Amb. Carla Carneiro, Brazil

 17:40 – 17:45 Closing Session   

  • Closing Remarks – Agroecology Coalition co-chair  

Past events

3  June, 16:15 – 17:30, Berlin Room, United Nations Campus, Bonn

The road to Belem and beyond: financing and leveraging agroecology for impactful NDCs, NBSAPs and NAPs.

Hybrid event

As countries will have to up-date their NDCs, NBSAPs & NAPs, this event will explore the pivotal role of national agroecology frameworks to coordinate action on climate change, biodiversity loss & land degradation and will discuss the crucial role of climate finance to strengthen these ecosystem-based approaches. 

Speakers:

  • Roberto Azofeifa, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica
    Saskia Sanders
    , Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland
    Alexander Lingenthal, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
    Karen Nekesa, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
    Genna Tesdall, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development and board member of the Food and Agriculture for Sustainable Transformation (FAST) partnership
    Vivian Libório de Almeida, Ministry of Agrarian Development and Family Agriculture, Brazil

Co-organizers: Agroecology Coalition, Biovision, IPES- Food, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, SAFE.

14 MAY, 18:15 – 19:45 (GMT+3), JUSCANZ Room, United Nations Office, Nairobi

Agriculture and Food Systems in NBSAPs: Critical Pathways to GBF implementation and beyond

In-person event

Join us to learn why a food systems lens, grounded in agroecology, is central to the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, and can deliver major ambitions across multiple targets, in synergy with other international frameworks and commitments.

Co-organizers: Agroecology Coalition, Biovision, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Alliance Bioversity and Ciat/CGIAR, PAN-UK, ILC, WWF,  IUCN.

Speakers:

  • Jago Wadley, International Advocacy Manager, PAN-UK
  • Eva Hershaw, Lead, Global Data and Land Monitoring, ILC
  • Sok Sotha, Lead founder & Chief Executive, Cambodian Farmer Federation Association of Agricultural Producers (CFAP Cambodia)
  • Martha Ngalowera, NBSAP Country Coordinator, Vice President’s Office, Environment Division, Tanzania
  • Mauricio Cabrera, Vice Minister of Policy and Environmental Normalization, Colombia (closing remarks)

30 APRIL

Harvesting Hope: Agroecologica Practices in Transforming Food Systems

Digital event

In this webinar, we will delve into the concept of agroecology, its principles, and tenets. We will discuss its potential to enhance ecosystem services, promote biodiversity, and reduce reliance on synthetic inputs like pesticides and fertilizers.

9-12  APRIL

International conference on agrobiodiversity

Hybrid event

Forest and farm producer organizations representing the world’s smallholder farmers, indigenous peoples and local communities are gathering in Pokhara, Nepal, this week to explore how to best manage the world’s agrobiodiversity.

19 MARCH

1:00 PM CET

National Agroecology Strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa: Lighthouses for food system transformation

Hybrid event

An event to discuss national strategies aiming at supporting the agroecological transition of food systems.

5 MARCH

2:00 to 2:45 PM CET

Women, Agroecology and Food Systems transformation

Webinar

A conversation with Agroecology Coalition co-chairs in the run up to International Women’s Day.