Bold and Transformative Innovation for a More Sustainable Global Agriculture
Join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for an interactive webinar to learn about opportunities to harness the power of innovation in agriculture worldwide.
Farmers, fishers, ranchers and food producers are facing the challenge of producing enough food and agricultural products to meet the needs of growing populations while protecting the natural resource base on which agriculture depends for both current and future production. Bold and transformational innovation is the most cost-effective way to meet these challenges sustainably in both developed and developing countries.
This interactive webinar is intended to provide inspiration for innovation actors and decision-makers, globally, to unlock the potential of innovation to improve agricultural and food system sustainability in all three dimensions – social, economic and environmental.
FAO will address the need for increased innovation, science and technology in a time of rising hunger, highlighting the role of the private sector in promoting these imperatives. USDA will discuss its Agriculture Innovation Agenda and Science Blueprint, and how these initiatives fit into the context of feeding the world with finite resources. Mars Incorporated will provide an industry perspective on these efforts and discuss its priorities for fostering more resilient agriculture and food systems.
Deputy Director-General, FAO
Deputy Secretary, USDA
Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, USDA
Assistant Director-General, Agriculture and Consumer Protection Department, FAO
Rémi Nono Womdim
Deputy Director Plant Production and Protection Division, FAO
Advisor & Fellow, Mars, Incorporated
Welcoming remarks by:
Director, Liaison Office for North America, FAO
Senior Liaison Officer, Liaison Office for North America, FAO
Closing remarks by:
Ambassador Kip Tom
U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome
Join the conversation on Twitter using #AgInnovation during the event.