This year’s theme of the FAO SIF will be “Science and Innovation for Climate Action,” which is directly aligned with the overarching World Food Forum‘s (WFF) theme “Agrifood Systems Transformation Accelerates Climate Action.”
FAO SIF 2023 will facilitate sharing experiences and lessons learned on implementing concrete solutions on the ground to step up climate action, supporting Members to accelerate efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the FAO Four Betters, leaving no one behind.
Date: Monday-Friday, 16-20 October 2023
Location: Headquarters of FAO, Rome, Italy
FAO SIF 2023 will focus on enhancing the accessibility of the most appropriate climate technologies, innovative practices, and local knowledge in agrifood systems for climate change adaptation, resilience, and mitigation. It will allow a more focused and strategic debate on how science, technology, and innovation affect vulnerability, impact, and capacities, and are essential to transform agrifood systems and boost climate action.
The spotlight of FAO SIF 2023 will be on novel climate technologies, innovative practices, and local food systems knowledge, with a focus on climate change adaptation, resilience, and mitigation. It will enable cross-cultural and cross-sector strategic conversations on how science, technology, and innovation can transform agrifood systems and positively impact their vulnerability to climate change.
To best support Members in accelerating their efforts toward reaching the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and FAO’s “Four Betters,” the forum will promote the sharing of experiences and lessons learned on the ground from the implementation of tangible solutions towards climate action.