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Use of innovative technologies for agricultural early warning systems

FAO-JRC webinar in the context of the EU-FAO strategic dialogue following up on the theme of “Food systems transformation through Digitalisation”.  

The event stimulated discussion on how early warning systems can be further improved while at the same time responding to the increased information needs driven by the ongoing complex crises.

  • food safety | food security
  • Tuesday 5 July 2022, 13:00 - 14:45 (CEST)
  • Online only


  1. 5 Jul 2022, 13:00 - 13:05 (CEST)

    Raschad Al Khafaji, Director of FAO LOB

  2. 13:05 - 13:20 (CEST)
    Short introductions

    Maximo Torero, FAO - Chief Economist and

    Alan Belward, JRC - Director Sustainable Resources

  3. 13:20 - 13:35 (CEST)
    Innovative technologies in FAO early warning systems

    Zhongxin Chen, FAO Senior Information Technology Officer and Coordinator of the Hand-In-Hand Geospatial platform

    Karl Morteo, FAO Information Technology Officer

  4. 13:35 - 13:50 (CEST)
    Innovative technologies in JRC early warning systems

    Felix Rembold, JRC - Food Security team lead

  5. 13:50 - 14:00 (CEST)
    Feedback and reflections by GIEWS

    Mario Zappacosta, FAO – Head of GIEWS

  6. 14:00 - 14:10 (CEST)
    Feedback and reflections by GEOGLAM

    Inbal Becker-Reshef, NASA Harvest - Programme Director

  7. 14:10 - 14:20 (CEST)
    Feedback and reflections by IPC

    Leila Oliveira, Team Leader of IPC Technical Development, FAO

  8. 14:20 - 14:35 (CEST)
    Q&A session

    Moderator: Myrto Arvaniti, FAO LOB - Marketing and Communication

  9. 14:35 - 14:45 (CEST)
    Wrap up and closing remarks

    Willem Olthof, DG INTPA – Deputy Head of Unit Sustainable Agri-Food systems and Fisheries

Practical information

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 13:00 - 14:45 (CEST)
Online only
Who should attend
agricultural and food security analysts, academia, civil society
EU-FAO strategic dialogue