International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in the Age of Climate Change

International Symposium on Food Security and Nutrition in a Changing Climate

Program

Sunday, September 24

5:00 PM

Opening of the symposium
  • Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec
  • Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Mandate Letter Canada
  • Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Climate & Natural Resources, FAO

5:30 PM – 5:40 PM

> Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Food and    Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Université Laval

5:45 PM – 6:35 PM

> Opening conference under the auspices of the FAO

  • Élizabeth Laval, International Consultant, Climate change and Environment division, FAO (session chair)
  • Alexandre Meybeck, Senior Policy Officer on Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change, FAO
  • Charlotte Dufour, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer, FAO

6 :35 PM – 6 :50 PM

> Presentation of an excerpt of the TV program 2050 dans votre assiette (UNIS TV)

  • Mathieu Quintal, Producer
  • Émilie Nollet, Co-chairman, Urban Food Ecosystems (ÉAU)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

> Welcome reception

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Monday, September 25

8:45 AM – 11:00 AM

> Opening plenary and testimonies: Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security and    Nutrition

  • Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Climate & Natural Resources, FAO
  • Jean Lemire , Envoy for Climate change, Northern and Arctic Issues, Government of Québec
  • Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez, Director, Institute for Global Food Security, McGill University (Canada) (session chair)
  • Youba Sokona, Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [video message]
  • Sophia Murphy, Member, High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE)
  • Jimmy Johannes, Executive Secretary of the Nunavik Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Association (Canada)
  • Godfrey Nzajumo, Founder of the organic farm Songhai (Benin)
  • Testimony : Annie Lamalice, Ph.D. candidate in the geography of food and cultural geography, specializing in issues of food security and food sovereignty in Nunavik, Université de Montréal and Université de Montpellier (cotutelle program)

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM

  • Workshop 1A – Climate Change, Nutrition and Health
  • Pierre Gosselin, Coordinator of the health program, Ouranos Research Consortium (Canada)(session chair)
  • Charlotte Dufour, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer, FAO
  • Dominique Charron, Director, Agriculture and Environment Program, International Development Research Center (IDRC)
  • Lauren Landis, Director, Nutrition Division, World Food Program (WFP)
  • Workshop 1B – Climate change and food insecurity: Risk of conflict
  • Anne Mottet , Livestock Development Officer, FAO (session chair)
  • Emmy Simmons, Senior Advisor, Global Food Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, Associate Expert, Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • François Audet, Director, Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid (OCCAH)

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

> Conference lunch

  • André Dontigny, Assistant General Director of Health Promotion and Prevention, Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (moderator)
  • Charlotte Dufour, Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Officer (FAO)
  • Lauren Landis, Director, Nutrition Division, World Food Program (WFP)
  • Marian Amaka Odenigbo, Senior Technical Specialist, Nutrition, International Fund for Agricultural Development

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

> Plenary session 2: Focus on the agriculture sectors: combining climate
   change mitigation and adaptation – followed by “My Project in 180 seconds, Part 1”

  • Guy Debailleul, Professor, Department of Rural Economy, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Université Laval (session chair)
  • Julia Wolf, Natural Resources Officer- Climate Change Adaptation, FAO
  • Marcel Groleau, President, Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA)
  • Michèle Lalancette, President, Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec
  • Saliou Seye, Training manager, Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et Pastorales du Sénégal (RESOPP)

4 :15 PM – 5 :45 PM

  • Workshop 2A – Livestock farming: Possible solutions
  • Anne Mottet, Livestock Development Officer, FAO (session chair)
  • Michel Chancy, outgoing Secretary of State for Animal Production and professor at Quisqueya University (Haiti)
  • Josée Chicoine, Strategic Advisor – Agri-Food Development, Coop Carbone (Canada)
  • Workshop 2B – Forests, climate change and food security: Bridging the gap between agriculture and forestry
  • Alain Olivier, Professor, Phytology Department, Université Laval, Chair in International Development (session chair)
  • Vincent Gitz, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry
  • Diaminatou Sanogo, Researcher, Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research (ISRA)
  • Alain Cogliastro, Researcher, Plant Biology Research Institute, Montréal

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

> Networking cocktail reception : Fork and Good conscience

  • The Honourable Liza Frulla, , CP, C.M.O.Q, chief executive officer, The Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec
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Tuesday, September 26

8:40 AM – 9:00 AM

> Video presentation:

  • Blamah Jalloh, Breeding Engineer in Niamey, Project Manager of the Billital Maroobe Network (Niger)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

> Plenary session 3: Food Systems in the face of Climate Change

  • Geneviève Parent, Legal Research Chair in Food Diversity and Security, Université Laval (Canada) (session chair)
  • Jean-Louis Rastoin, Emeritus Professor, Montpellier SupAgro and Founder of the UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems (France)
  • Alessandro De Pinto, Researcher, Environment and Production Technology division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Hugo Muñoz Ureña, Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
  • Émile Frison, Independent Consultant on agriculture, biodiversity and sustainable food systems and member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

  • Workshop 3A – The role of women in West Africa's food systems
  • Ndèye Yacine Badiane NDour, Senior Research Fellow, Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (Senegal) (session chair)
  • Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, humanitarian doctor
  • Mariama Sonko, Farmer and National Coordinator of We Are the Solution (Senegal)
  • Meriem Houzir, Founder and Director of the consulting firm AlliaDev (Morocco)
  • Workshop 3B – Increasing food security resilience in a changing North
  • Robert Sauvé, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Société du Plan Nord (session chair)
  • Sophie Thériault, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Kristeen McTavish, Food Security Coordinator, Nunatsiavut Government (Canada)
  • Dean Billy, T’it’q’et First Nation community member, British Columbia (Canada)

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

> Conference lunch

  • Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity [video message]

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

> Plenary session 4: The Preservation of Natural Resources and genetic material: A    key element in the fight against climate change – followed by “My Project in 180    seconds, Part 2”

  • Linda Collette, outgoing Secretary of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO (session chair)
  • Terrylynn Brant, Seed Keeper, Six Nations of the Grand River (Canada)
  • Ndjido Ardo Kane, Researcher at the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (Senegal)
  • José Fernando De La Torre Sánchez, Director of the National Genetic Resources Center (CNRG) (Mexico)
  • Axel Diederichsen, Curator and Research Scientist, Plant Gene Resources of Canada
  • Émile Frison, Independent Consultant on agriculture, biodiversity and sustainable food systems and member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

  • Workshop 4A – Diversity as an adaptation and mitigation strategy
  • Sylvie de Blois, Director, McGill School of Environment (Canada)
  • Stéphane Gariépy, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Manager, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Canada)
  • Monica Kobayashi, Consultant – Agriculture and Biodiversity, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNEP)
  • Godfrey Nzajumo, Founder of the organic farm Songhai (Benin)
  • Workshop 4B – Water and food security in an era of climate change
  • Alain Bourque, Executive Director, Ouranos consortium (Canada) (session chair)
  • Paule Halley, Chairholder, Research Chair in Environmental Law and professor at Laval University (Canada)
  • Chandra Madramootoo, James McGill Professor, Bioresource Engineering Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences McGill University (Canada)

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

> Special event: “Feeding City”

  • Florence Egal, Expert in Food Security,Nutrition, Sustainable Diets and Local Food Systems (France) (session chair)
  • Éric Duchemin, President and Scientific Director of the Urban Agriculture Laboratory and professor at the Environment Science Institute, UQAM (Canada)
  • Vincent Galarneau, Agricultural and Environmental Coordinator, Vivre en Ville (Canada)
  • Ghalia Chahine, Coordinator of Système alimentaire montréalais (Canada)
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Wednesday, September 27

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

> Summary of solutions

  • Geneviève Parent, Legal Research Chair in Food Diversity and Security, Université Laval (Canada) (session chair)
  • Alexandre Meybeck, Senior Policy Officer on Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change, FAO

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

> Plenary session 5: Innovative solutions to ensure food security and nutrition
   in the North

  • Ellen Avard, Director, The Nunavik Research Centre, Makivik Corporation, and member of the Nunavik Regional Working Group on Food Security (session chair)
  • Émilie Nollet, Co-chairman, Urban Food Ecosystems (ÉAU)
  • Benjamin Laramée, Chief Scientific Officer, Urban Food Ecosystems (ÉAU)
  • Monica Khaper, Growing North (Canada)
  • Emily Mann, Inuvik Community Greenhouse Coordinator (Canada)

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

> Plenary session 6: Strengthen and adapt regional and international cooperation

  • Julia Wolf, Natural Resources Officer- Climate Change Adaptation, FAO (session chair)
  • Mary Kathryn Hollifield, Advisor in Agriculture, The World Bank (WB)
  • Gerardo Almaguer, Senior Director, Agricultural Finance and Food Security Division, Développement international Desjardins (DID)
  • Richard Lacasse, President of the International Agricultural Alliance (AAI) and Executive Director of the Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI)
  • Amrane Boumghar, Head of the knowledge and Program Support section within the Food Security division, Global Affairs Canada
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