CIRAD and the Agence française de développement (AFD) will be at the Paris International Agricultural Show, from 26 February to 6 March 2022, after a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year's stand will be highlighting more sustainable, inclusive food systems.
See you in Hall 4, Aisle D, stand 109
An educational space open to everyone
CIRAD and AFD are working to build more sustainable, inclusive farming systems. Come and find out about our projects and solutions to change current models!
The stand will have activities for both adults and children, posters, videos, and slideshows, and CIRAD will be encouraging visitors to find out more about food diversity in Burkina Faso, the pineapple value chain in the Dominican Republic, and the importance of pastoral livestock farming in the Sahel countries in the light of climate change. Why not come and see, and chat to our experts in food products, from fruit to tropical cereals like fonio, sorghum, millet and cowpea.
A reception area for professional partners
In the context of professional meetings, CIRAD and AFD will be welcoming partners and institutional and political representatives from all backgrounds, to discuss sustainable, inclusive food systems.
A series of mini-conferences
You can take part in several mini-conferences on our stand (or virtually) or other stands. Registration links available shortly. Except on 3 March, all conferences will be in French only.
Monday 28 February 2022
- How can we reconcile cocoa growing, equity and zero deforestation?
10:00-11:00, CIRAD-AFD stand
With CIRAD researcher Alain Karsenty, Sarah Prince-Robin, coordinator of the French National Strategy to Combat Imported Deforestation at the Ministry of Ecological Transition, and Simon Bassanaga, Director of SOCOPEC (a cocoa growers' and entrepreneurs' cooperative) in Cameroon. Other speakers to be announced.
Tuesday 1 March 2022
- One Health Approach and food security: interconnection and issues
11:00-12:00, CIRAD-AFD stand
Preventing the emergence of potentially pandemic diseases would cost 100 times less than managing the consequences of those pandemics. Prevention notably involves reducing the impact of humans on nature. That means that every stakeholder (scientists, policymakers and society) must take account not just of health issues, but also of agriculture, food security, conservation and biodiversity preservation. The PREZODE international initiative, to prevent the emergence of zoonoses, focuses on this paradigm shift to prevention, by means of a "One Health" approach.
Actions to prevent the risks of disease emergence are closely linked to issues surrounding food security and sustainable food systems in many world regions. What are those links? How does preventoing those risks impact on food security and health in territories? How can and should the PREZODE initiative take account of these global aspects in order to prevent risks within healthy socio-ecosystems? Policy and scientific ecperts will be debating these key questions.
- Pesticide-free plantain banana, from farm to fork
16:00-17:30, CIRAD-AFD stand
With CIRAD researcher Sylvain Dépigny.
- Food self-sufficiency in the French overseas regions
14:00-17:00, ODEADOM symposium, Hall 1, Espace 2000
With the participation of CIRAD researchers Sandrine Fréguin and Jacques Marzin.
Wednesday 2 March 2022
- Presentations of three books on food systems
11:00-12:30, CIRAD-AFD stand
With Nicolas Bricas, CIRAD researcher and holder of the UNESCO Chair in World Food Systems (on site) and Jean-François Lecoq, CIRAD researcher (virtual).
- Plant protein value chains in the Great Green Wall countries: issues and prospects
14:30-15:30, Hall 6, room 111-112
With Jean-Paul Laclau, Director of CIRAD's Performance of Tropical Production and Processing Systems Department, in the presence of CIRAD CEO Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin.
Thursday 3 March 2022
- Presentation of the CIRAD-INRAE action plan for Africa: transforming food systems and agriculture through research in partnership in Africa
10:00-12:15 - Hall 1, Espace 2000 (English simultaneous translation available)
With the participation of CIRAD CEO Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin.
Friday 4 March 2022
- Scaling up agroecology to ensure more sustainable food systems
14:00-15:00, CIRAD-AFD stand
With Catia Grisa (UFRGS Porto Alegre, Brazil), Alain Sy Traore (ECOWAS), Emile Frison (co-lead of the solution cluster on agroecology and regenerative agriculture resulting from the UN Food Systems Summit).
Conference on "Inclusive, sustainable urban food systems"
Thursday 3 March 2022
14:00-18:00, Hall 1, Espace 2000 and virtual
More than half of the world's people currently live in towns and cities, and the figure is increasing, particularly in the global South. Urban food systems, which are highly diverse, face a range of challenges relating to jobs, land tenure, health and land use planning. Scientists, development players and policymakers will be meeting to address these various points. The programme includes food system resilience in the face of crises; inclusion, sustainability and funding; and the role of urban policymakers.
Detailed programme available shortly.