Driving the Agroecological Transition

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On Thursday, 20 October, the Agroecology TPP together with Alliance Bioversity International - CIAT, CIFOR-ICRAF, and the Gund Institute - University of Vermont, is hosting an open webinar on 'Driving the Agroecological Transition'.

The webinar will also mark the launch of the four-year CGIAR's Agroecological Transitions research program.

The upcoming webinar sets out to explore the existing tools and solutions that can help ensure the agroecological transition around the world. In particular, it will introduce the audience to the TRANSITIONS program and explain:
•    How the development and use of metrics for agroecology can help guide policy and investment, all the while promoting a robust vision, measurement, and accountability;

•    The importance of digital tools for rapid and large-scale technical assistance and performance assessment at low costs;

•    The role of the private and public sector in accelerating investment and incentives for agroecology.

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Speakers include:
•    Guy Faure, Senior Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA)

•  Marcela Quintero, Director for Multifunctional Landscape,  Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT 

•    Fergus Sinclair, Chief Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF and Interim Co-coordinator, Agroecology Coalition

•    Christine Lamanna, Climate Change Decision Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF
•    Lini Wollenberg, Flagship Leader for Low Emissions Development for CCAFS and Research Professor, Gund Institute for Environment - University of Vermont

•    Jonathan Mockshell, Senior Agricultural Economist, Alliance of Bioversity International - CIAT

•    Piet van Asten, Head, Sustainable Production Systems - Coffee, Olam Food Ingredients (ofi)

•    Patrice Djamen, Senior Consultant - Agriculture and Sustainable Development, CIRAD

•    Vijay Jumar Thallam, Executive Vice Chairman, Rythu Sadhikara Samstha and Agriculture and Cooperation Advisor to the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

•    Sara Savastano, Director - Research and Impact Assessment Division, IFAD

To participate in the webinar virtually,

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Background information about the TRANSITIONS program:

The four-year CGIAR Program on Agroecological Transitions for Building Resilient, Inclusive, Agricultural and Food Systems (TRANSITIONS) was initiated in 2022 and aims to enable climate-informed agroecological transitions through the development and adoption of holistic metrics for food and agricultural systems performance, inclusive digital tools and transparent private sector engagement.

The program is composed of three interlinked projects:  Metrics (P1), Inclusive Digital Tools (P2), and Private Sector Incentives and Investment (P3).