Join Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods Week at Expo 2020 Dubai

Running from 17 - 23 February, the Expo 2020 Dubai's Food, Agriculture and Livelihoods Week will see a number of events that explore how to sustainably grow food to meet the needs of future generations. Find on this page an account of a few of the many events that await you – including the Good Food For All Flagship Event! 

Good Food For All Flagship (20 February)

This 3.5 hour event will bring together everyone – farmers, Indigenous Peoples, young people, government leaders, businesses and citizens from across the globe – to carve a path to a world where good food is a reality. Specifically, the event will engage with and explore the question of how to accelerate ambition and scale to drive impact.

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Spotlighting the Sahel: Climate-Resilient Solutions for Greater Food Security (22 February)

This event will spotlight integrated approaches to scale efforts to accelerate shared prosperity in the Sahel for food security, energy development, nutrition, mitigating drought and desertification, and the role of women and youth in restoring rural livelihoods. Find out more and follow online here.


FFFSFood For Future Summit (23-24 February)

Hosted by H.E. Mariam Al Mheiri, UAE’s Minister of Climate Change & Environment, and in association with FAO, the Summit will bring together the ecosystem of food value chains to spark thought provoking dialogues to ignite change across global and regional food systems. With activity happening across multiple stages, keynotes speeches and panellists will explore a number of themes, including but not limited to: 

  • Balancing sustainability and viability across food production and distribution
  • Why investing food security and innovation make financial sense
  • Protein possibilities and promises – consumer trends and commercial outlooks

Of particular note is the Opening Panel titled "Good Food For All – Food as a Connector for Health and Summit" that will welcome among other speakers H.E. Ms. Mariam Al Mheiri, Mr. Abdul Hakim Elwaer and Dr Agnes Kalibata that discuss food solutions for achieving positive outcomes for people and planet. 

The Summit will also see the launch of "Good Food For Now, Good Food For the Future", a recipe collection by Chef Manal Alalem in collaboration with the Chefs' Manifesto. Encouraging the use of biodiverse ingredients, as well as incorporating many Future 50 Foods, the series aims to encourage viewers to eat delicious food that is good for both people and the planet. Register here to join this exciting event!



UNFSS Faces of Food Systems Campaign

"The first of its kind, the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) brought together millions of people from all around the world ready to take action to transform our food systems.

With the UN Food Systems Secretariat transitioning to the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub, the Faces of Food Systems Campaign will take stock of the stories already told, celebrate our successes, and look ahead to the future as we continue towards food systems transformation.

This exciting campaign will kick-off ahead of the Food, Agriculture & Livelihoods week of EXPO 2020 and conclude on March 2nd. By using the assets in this toolkit as well as sharing your own content, you can help us shine light on all the important faces of our food systems, working each day for a more sustainable, equitable, and healthy food system for all."  Click here for how to get involved!