Agriculture & Food Security

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.

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). To join the free online webinar register at

 IAP Side Event at UNFSS Science Days Agenda

Special Advisor, IAP; Past President, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Member, UN FSS Scientific Group; Professor of Food Security, Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Member, UN FSS Scientific Group; Emeritus Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia; Member, Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences and Inter American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS)
Distinguished Professor, Riddet Institute, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Consultant, IAP Project on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture; Chief Executive, Kirkhouse Trust
Biosciences Programme Director, EASAC
Professor and University Research Chair, The School of Nutrition Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada; Member, Global Young Academy
Senior Project Manager, Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)


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Sabina Caris, IAP Project Assistant