Each of the proposed thematic sessions would consider cross-cutting issues such as governance and institutions, and gender considerations. They will also discuss innovations in methods and approaches towards assessing the impacts of policy reform and addressing knowledge gaps in achieving inclusive development. The thematic issues mentioned will be subsequently defined by specific sub-themes and key questions to be addressed. They will be deliberated upon in parallel sessions featuring a set of papers selected through a competitive call for papers with particular emphasis on young researchers from the Global South.
What are the key challenges and drivers of food and nutrition insecurity globally?
How can climate-resilient agricultural practices be improved to enhance incomes, especially of women farmers, ensure sustainable food production and enhance nutrition outcomes?
What are the effective approaches for promoting diversified and nutritious diets, particularly among vulnerable populations?
How can investments in agricultural research and innovation contribute to enhancing food and nutrition security?
What role does gender equality play in ensuring food and nutrition security for all, and how can it be effectively integrated into policies and programs?
How can partnerships between governments, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector be fostered to address food and nutrition security challenges at a global scale?
Note: The questions given above are indicative only. Potential paper writers are welcome to contribute on additional relevant sub-themes as well.