SACRU hosted two side events for the
FAO Science Forum
On the occasion of the Science and Innovation Forum, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 17-21 October, SACRU hosted two virtual side events to kick off the initiative. They involved senior experts and Ph.D. students from the eight SACRU partners.
Sustainable innovation in the food system: the societal perception
The event was held virtually via Zoom on October 13th, 2022, from 1.30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Tackling global malnutrition requires a sustainable intensification of the food system based on higher yields and reduced food losses and waste. Recent research advancements and innovative technologies may contribute substantially to this goal, despite a gap existing between scientific evidence and public opinion. The workshop addressed, with a multidisciplinary approach combining hard and social scientists, the drivers of social perception and the strategies for risk-benefit analysis of innovation in the food system.
Best science for a nourished planet: The role of the younger generation of scientists
The event was held virtually via Zoom on October 14th, 2022, from 1.30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Combating malnutrition and foodborne diseases while protecting nature and restoring dignity to the planet’s most vulnerable populations requires a paradigm shift in research and technology transfer. Research centres and universities are constantly producing new scientific data. However, little of this information is transferred outside high-tech environments, often creating a further gap between the North and the South of the globe. This paradigm shift should be driven by younger scientists using a transdisciplinary approach. The webinar aimed to highlight the role of the younger generation of scientists in developing solutions for a sustainable food system, empowering their vision for the future on an international stage.