T20 Task Force 4 Side Event – Agenda

T20 Task Force 4 Side Event

Co-organizers: T20 Task Force 4 (Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture) and T20 Task Force 2 (TF2 – Meaningful Digital Connectivity, Cyber Security, Empowerment – tbc) in cooperation with the Global Solutions Initiative


  1. Overview

Digitalization in agriculture: a G20 policy framework for an equitable and environmentally sustainable transition

To enhance the environmental and social wellbeing of the agricultural sector, digitalization can function as a catalyst. That is, a just transition aspires for efficiency, global economic inclusiveness, reduction of the environmental footprint and greater resilience against global shocks (whether due to climate change or geopolitical conflicts) among others.

How can the G20 facilitate a just transition that speeds up innovation, addresses all G20 countries equally, involves vulnerable groups and takes data governance issues into account?

The Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences (IPB University), as the host of Task Force 4, together with the Smart City & Community Innovation Center (Institut Teknologi Bandung), as the host of Task Force 2, with the support of the Global Solutions Initiative Foundation, invites you to discuss policy solutions in this multistakeholder forum. We call on you to address the just digital transformation of the agriculture sector.

Date: 9 June 2022, Thursday

Time: 10:00 CEST / 15:00 Jakarta

Duration: 1.5 hours

Format: Zoom – virtual multi-stakeholder workshop (with curated presenters/discussants, but open to interested audience)


  1. Program
  • Moderator: Aditya Alta, Head of Agriculture Research, Center for Indonesia Policy Studies (CIPS)
Key messages from G/T 7/20
5 minWelcome remarks

Prof. Dr. Ir. Damayanti Buchori, TF4 Lead Co-chair

Chair of the Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences (CTSS)

IPB University

10 minG7 Germany

Dr. Klaus Heider

Head of Department for Rural Development, Digital Innovation

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

10 minTF2 Presentation

Prof. Dr. Ir. Suhono Harso Supangkat, TF2 Lead Co-chair

Head of Smart City & Community Innovation Center

Institut Teknologi Bandung

10 minTF4 Policy Brief presentation

Digital Transformation of agriculture and food system: Policy Pathways for Greater Socio-Economic Inclusion, Sustainability, and International Cooperation


Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Co-author of T20 policy brief

Director, Research Strategy and Innovations

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia


Dr. Risti Permani

Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The University of Queensland

Multistakeholder forum
3 minResearch

Dr. Dil Rahut

Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Research Fellow

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

3 minCivil Society

Dr. Hemnath Rao Hanumankar

Founder and Director

StratPol International Advisory Services (OPC) Pvt. Limited

3 minBusiness

Dr. Stefan Heinke

Director Partnerships, Dev. Organizations & Think Tanks

Strategy & Sustainability Crop Science, Bayer

3 minInternational Organization

Dr. Benjamin Kwasi Addom

Advisor, Agriculture & Fisheries Trade Policy

The Commonwealth Secretariat


30 min


Open moderated discussion


10 minClosing remarks

Agnes Michalik

Managing Director

Global Solutions Initiative


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