Next November 24th, the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) will bring together the members of the Climakers Alliance for the special event “The Climakers – A farmers driven agenda towards the sustainability of food systems”, a lively discussion hosted by WFO within the framework of the virtual summit “Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good” (23—24 November 2020), a joint partner-led event in preparation of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.



This session aims to raise awareness about the contribution of farmers to the sustainability of food systems showcasing grass-root farmers driven solution to climate change and how the UN Food Systems Summit of next year can become a turning point to ensure a Farmers Driven approach to the shift towards sustainable food systems.

Interpretation will be available in French and English.


12.00 – 12.05 Introduction of event and sessions by the moderator

  • Michael Hoevel, Director, Marchmont Communications, and Coordinator of Farming First

12.05 – 12.50 A Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda as a Bold Action to change the Food System
How Farmers contribute to sustainable Food Systems implementing solutions to climate change

  • Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO)
  • Jannes Maes, President, European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA)
  • Errington Thompson, President, Agriculture Alliance of the Caribbean (AACARI)
  • Rim Ferchichi, CEO, Maghrebian and North African Farmers Union (UMNAGRI)
  • Stephen Muchiri, Executive Director, Eastern African Farmers Federation (EAFF)
  • Majola Mabuza, Policy Officer, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

12.50 – 13.25 Driving the transition together
A multi-stakeholder partnership towards the sustainability of Food Systems

  • Giulia Di Tommaso, President and CEO, CropLife International
  • Ming-Hong Yen, Director of Technical Cooperation Department, International Cooperation and Development Fund of Taiwan (Taiwan ICDF)
  • Deissy Martinez, Regional Programme Leader for Latin America, CCAFS
  • Ntiokam Divine, Managing Director, CSAYN
  • Peer Ederer, Professor and Director, Global Food and Agribusiness Network (GFAN), and WFO Scientific Council Member

13.25 – 13.30 Conclusions by the moderator

More information about the pre-UN Food Systems Summit event “Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good” can be found online (, where you can also register for the whole event.