Better Together

Agricultural Livelihoods partner learning event

We held our first ever virtual learning event for the Agricultural Livelihood portfolio from 17 – 20 May 2021.

The theme for the event was Better Together. In keeping with this theme, the event created an online space for portfolio partners to openly share their achievements and setbacks with each other. We wanted to identify common interests, challenges, barriers and pathways to more sustainable and equitable food systems that we could work on together.

The event was a big success! Our partners were enthusiastic participants in many discussions and embraced new connections and open collaborations.

We truly feel we achieved the togetherness that we had in mind.

We look forward to continuing our conversations in the run up to some of the world’s most important events for sustainable development: the UN Food Systems Summit, COP 26 and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Here are our YouTube videos of the plenary sessions and our artist’s visuals capturing the rich discussions from all four days.

Day one – Preparing the common ground

We got to know each other a bit better and discussed the IKEA Foundation’s strategy.

Watch it on YouTube

Day two –
Sowing seeds of inspiration

We dug deeper on the concepts of regenerative, inclusive and circular agriculture. We asked: “what do these terms really mean”?

Watch it on YouTube

Day three –
Growing understanding and insights

We discussed pursuing ambitions, facing challenges head on, learning from mistakes and being flexible to change.

Watch it on YouTube

Day four –
Harvesting connections and ideas

On the last day, we came together as a community to discuss how we can move forward towards common goals.

Watch it on YouTube

To read more about the Agricultural Livelihoods portfolio partners, click here.