The next Brussels Policy Briefing n. 54 on ”Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation?” will take place on 27th February 2019 (European Commission, Charlemagne Building, Lord Jenkins room, Rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels ).

The Brussels Briefing 54 discusses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, examining the status of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the progress made with respect to Zero Hunger (SDG 2) on agriculture, food security and nutrition in ACP countries.
In particular, the Briefing features an exchange of views and experiences on: the policies, practices and partnerships that have been successful in driving the goal of SDG 2, with a focus on landmark developments at local, national and regional levels; the achievements and best experiences in developing partnerships for SDG 2 implementation; the next steps on SDG 2 delivery.
Lessons are be to shared from both the ACP and EU, with a discussion of the factors for success,their replicability, and potential for upscaling.

The Briefing will be co-organised by CTA, the European Commission (DG Devco), the ACP Secretariat and CONCORD.


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08h00-09h00 Registration

09h00-09h15 Introduction to the Briefing: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office 

Introductory remarks: Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant-Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat  ; Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, Europeaid, European Commission  ; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA 

09h15-11h00 Panel 1: Frameworks, Partnerships and Progress

This panel will provide an overview on SDGs, and more especially SDG 2, and bring various perspectives from policy, research and the private sector.


  • Where are we on SDG2 implementation: Trends and projections
    Asfandiyar Khan, Statistical Unit, FAO   
  • Transforming food systems to reach SDG2
    Patrick Caron, Chair, UN High-level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition
  • Review of the framework, processes and actors to support SDGs implementation
    Stefano Prato, Managing Director, Society for International Development (SID)
  • Data for SDGs implementation: access, collaboration and governance
    Muchiri Nyaggah, Executive Director, Local Development Research Institute, Kenya

11h00-11h15 Coffee Break

11h15-13h00 Panel 2: Best practices towards successful SDGs implementation

This panel will look at specific examples of successful delivery of initiatives and programmes in support of SDG2.


  • Country specific examples of success in SDGs implementation: Mali and Rwanda
    Modibo Traoré, Director of Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mali
    Octave Semwaga, Director of Planning, MINAGRI, Rwanda (tbc)
  • Support and finance from the private sector towards SDGs implementation
    Daniel Ohonde, Chief Executive Officer, AECF, Kenya
  • Organic and agro-ecological approaches contributing to SDGs’ implementation
    Concord/FIBL (tbc)

Concluding Remarks

13h00 Networking Lunch

2 thoughts on “Next Brussels Briefing n. 54: “Sustainable agriculture: where are we on SDGs implementation?”

  1. Bonjour,

    Puis-je vous demander ce que signifie SDGs ?

    Merci !


    Pierre RAulier | Project Manager Integrated and Urban Plant Pathology Laboratory Liège University

    1. Bonjour Pierrie

      SDG est l’abréviation anglaise de “Sustainable Development Goals”, ou en français,ODD pour Objectifs de développement durable. Vous pouvez visiter la page française de ce briefing pour en savoir plus: , et nous espérons que vous pourrez nous rejoindre à BB54!

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