Life stream announcement: Innovation systems for food security and nutrition: Tuesday 21 June

Innovation systems for food security and nutrition: Tuesday 21 June

TAP Secretariat is organizing a half-day symposium on Tuesday 21 June 2016 to discuss the findings of an e-conference which was held online from 18 April to 13 May 2016. This symposium will also discuss capacity development for improving human nutrition and health.

How to attend: 

  • The symposium will take place next week 21/06, from 2 pm to 5 pm (local time)
  • The event will be live streamed in three languages (English, French and Spanish) in the following site: 
  • During the symposium you can send questions and comments via email to Tommaso Carboni at [email protected]
  • It is also possible to listen to the conference later as the link will be active until almost 1 year after the Symposium.
  • For those based in Rome, you are welcome to attend the event at the Sheik Zayed Center, FAO Headquarters (Rome, Italy).
  • The event will be attended by FAO permanent representatives from different countries.

The Program:



Session format


14:00 – 14:10



Karin Nichterlein, TAP Secretariat, FAO

14:10 – 14:50

Tropical Agriculture Platform’s Capacity Development Framework

Presentation and discussion

Christian Hoste, TAP Steering Committee Chair

15:00 – 15:40

Research Capacity Needs for Improving Human Nutrition and Health. Embrapa’s experience

Presentation and discussion

Ricardo Elesbão Alves and Edna Maria Morais Oliveira, Senior Researchers, Embrapa, Brazil

15:30 – 16:15

E-conference: findings


Javier Ekboir, FAO Senior Consultant

16:15 – 17:00

General discussion

Plenary discussion

Cristina Sette (facilitator), FAO Consultant


Concluding remarks


Samy Gaiji, Chief, AGDR, FAO


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