Side event organized by the European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (Agrinatura), the DeSIRA-LIFT project, the
Directorate-General for International Partnerships of the European Commission (DG INTPA) and the DeSIRA initiative.
OBJECTIVE AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES
It is now widely acknowledged that food systems need to transform across the globe to better serve societal needs and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Many call for new paradigms and multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop new knowledge and support innovation that can result in systemic change.
The science-policy interface is a key component of the innovation capacity of a food system. In this side event, various stakeholders will reflect on their experiences with various science policy interfaces and share their lessons learnt on questions such as:
What capacities are needed to address policy issues and engage with policy makers?
How to develop interactions between research and policy?
What is the right level of interaction with policy makers?
The session will finish with a joint reflection on required strategies and actions to further strengthen the science-policy interface in food systems.