Governance and Policy Innovation in Agrifood Systems: Country experiences, tools and approaches

November 9, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CET

(Open to public)

Striving to achieve the ambitious objective of fostering more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable agrifood systems—with the aim of improving production, nutrition, the environment, and quality of life for all—the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has organized a virtual event to gain valuable insights from stakeholders and partners who have implemented various tools and approaches in policy and governance innovation at the national level. This event will explore the tangible progress achieved, the challenges overcome, and the invaluable lessons learned from practical experiences in countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Malawi, and beyond.

During the event, IISD's Sean Woolfrey will share insights from IISD’s collaboration with FAO, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Kiel University to pilot an innovative approach to food systems modelling to inform governance innovations for food systems transformation in Indonesia.

Learn more about this virtual event on FAO's website


  • Opening remarks.

    • David Laborde, Director, Agrifood Economics Division, FAO.

  • Panel: governance and policy innovation in action.

    • Anna Rappazzo, Coordinator, Governance Innovation for Sustainable Development of Food Systems, FAO.

    • Delgermaa Chuluunbaatar, Agricultural Research Officer, FAO.

    • Jarot Indarto, Director of Food and Agriculture, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia.

    • Sarah Tione, Research Ethics Secretariat Administrator, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR).

  • In focus: experiences, tools and approaches in policy and governance innovation.

    Breakout discussions diving into cases from Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malawi, presented by:
    • Ifan Martino, Planner, Directorate of Food and Agriculture of the Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia.

    • Choulong Heng, Chief of ICT Office, Department of Extension for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia.

    • Alfred Tsitsi, Project Manager, FAO Malawi.

    • Sean Woolfrey, Leader, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

  • Synthesis of experiences, tools and approaches

    Key takeaways from breakouts
  • Closing remarks

    • Vincent Martin, Director, Office of Innovation, FAO

Webinar details

Food and Agriculture
Focus area