Towards recovery, resilience, and sustainability in agriculture - a multi-stakeholder partnership

Register for this event

Hosted by: World Farmers’ Organisation, Australian Forest Products Association,
CropLife International, International Meat Secretariat and National Farmers’ Federation (Australia)

Summary: Farmers are among the first to bear the brunt of climate change. The event will explore farmer led, technological, & nature-positive solutions for sustainable livestock, forestry & crop management. Emissions reduction, alien species, carbon neutrality, mitigation & adaptation will also be addressed.

Speakers: Farmers from across the globe, partners of the Climakers Alliance, and representatives from Government, research institutions, the private sector, civil society, multi-lateral organisations, IMS, AFPA and the National Farmers Federation Australia.

Date and Time: Friday 11 Nov 2022 – 6:30pm (EET)

Location: Khufu Room (seating for 300)

Add this event to your calendar

Apple Google Office 365 Outlook Yahoo



Dr Betty Chinyamunya

Chief Executive Officer – National Smallholder Farmers’ Association, Malawi (NASFAM)

Dr Betty Chinyamunyamu is a Development Economist with extensive knowledge and experience in agribusiness development, food security, rural development, project development and management, policy and advocacy, farmer organisation development and management, and women’s economic empowerment.

She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) -Malawi’s largest independent smallholder farmer organisation with over 130,000 farmers.

Previously, she worked as a Policy and Programmes Manager for the Smallholder Agribusiness Development Project, an agribusiness project managed by ACDI/VOCA. She has also held various positions in NASFAM, including Programmes Manager; Development Director; and Deputy CEO during which time she has engaged extensively with Malawi’s policy processes.

Dr Chinyamunyamu is a Board member of several organisations in Malawi and the Southern Africa region. She is a member of the Core Advisory Panel of the National Planning Commission, a member of the Reserve Bank of Malawi Monetary Policy Committee, a Board member of the parastatal Malawi Investment and Trade Centre, Vice Chair of CISANET (Civil Society in Agriculture Network), Trustee of the Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) and Board member of Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics (distinction) from Chancellor College, University of Malawi; a master’s degree in Development Studies (distinction) from the University of Cambridge (UK); and a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK).

Arnold Puech D’Alissac

President of the World Farmers Organisation 

President of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) since June 2022, Arnold Puech d’Alissac is a passionate family farmer in the Normandy region in northern France. He farms free-range poultry, beef cattle and various crops in Pissy-Pôville.

Mr Puech d’Alissac has always dedicated his life to advocating for the farmers at the national, regional and global levels.

Bureau member of the Fédération national des syndicats d’exploitant agricoles (FNSEA), he represented the European Constituency on the WFO Board from 2017 to 2022, also serving as the Treasurer and Vice President of the Organisation.

He also held the position of President of the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) from 1999 to 2001.

His motto is “Tout seul, on va plus vite, ensemble, on va plus loin”.

Hsin Huang

Secretary General of the International Meat Secretariat 

The International Meat Secretariat (IMS) brings together meat and livestock organisations throughout the world to exchange ideas on issues affecting the sector: trade, sustainability, animal welfare, human nutrition and health.
Prior to joining IMS, Mr. Huang was responsible for climate change analysis in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of OECD. This included assessing the role of agriculture in climate change, challenges and opportunities facing the
livestock sector, food security and sustainability, and developing a “green growth” strategy for food and agriculture.

Mr. Huang is currently active in the FAO hosted Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), and the Livestock Environmental and Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership. In 2016 (and 2022) Mr. Huang chaired LEAP on behalf of the private sector. that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. By protecting the environment and biodiversity, farmers protect themselves. 

Fiona Simson

President of the National Farmers’ Federation (Australia)

Fiona Simson believes that agriculture is an industry of the future. Collaborative and passionate, she has been an agricultural industry leader at both a state and federal level since 2008. Elected in 2016 as the first female President of National Farmers Federation in its 40 year history, she is now leading industry through an exciting period of change.  A farmer herself with her husband Ed and family from the Liverpool Plains in NSW, she hopes to create opportunities for more women and young people to become involved in industry, and was instrumental in the launch of the NFF’s first Diversity in Ag Leadership Programme in 2018.  She has also spearheaded NFF’s 2030 $100bn Vision, is leading new approaches to the stewardship of natural capital and biodiversity and is passionate about the need to grow connections between farmers and urban consumers.

Growing up on a property near Armidale, NSW, she is passionate about the growth and sustainability of rural and regional Australia and Agriculture’s role in its future.  She is a skilled and experienced Board Director, with particular experience in policy development, communication and governance.  As well as a number of government advisory committees, she also Chairs the recently established Future Food Systems CRC, is a Commissioner and Chair of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, sits as a Director on the Boards of Australian Made Australian Grown, and NRMA (NSW), and is Patron of National Rural Press Club and Gunnedah Gatepost Community Support Centre.

Romano De Vivo

Vice President of Sustainability
at Croplife International

Romano De Vivo brings more than 20 years’ experience in sustainable agriculture to his current role as CropLife International’s Vice President of Sustainability. He is leading the association’s sustainability agenda, building 

consensus among members on sustainability commitments, and engaging external stakeholders to drive developments in agricultural innovation that support climate action and more resilient food systems.

Prior to joining CropLife International, Romano served as Global Head of Sustainability at Givaudan and as Global Head of Environmental Policy at Syngenta. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Piacenza and an advisor on food systems at the School of Management of the University of Fribourg.

An Italian native, Romano currently resides in Basel, Switzerland with his family.

Arianna Giuliodori

Secretary General of the World Farmers’ Organisation

Arianna Giuliodori was appointed Secretary General of the World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO, in December 2017. In this role, she has been strongly promoting solid governance of the association and a wide set of international partnerships to ensure that farmers can fully play their fundamental role in the Sustainability challenges.

After her degree in Communications Sciences, she got a master’s in Economics and Rural Development at Siena University in Italy. Farmers and agriculture have always been part of her working life: she spent ten years serving at the Italian farmers’ organisation Coldiretti, first in Rome and then in Brussels, acting as Economic Officer, Secretary General of Young Farmers, Head of the President’s Technical Secretariat and Senior Policy Advisor at the European Representation. 

Four years of experience in American multinational research and consulting company in Paris and an executive MBA at Sorbonne University complete her profile, giving her a strong business-oriented approach.

Mark Wootton

Co-owner of Jigsaw Farmers

Mark Wootton AO is a geographer by training and a farmer by practice.

With his wife, Eve Kantor, he produces carbon neutral beef, lamb, wool and timber at Jigsaw Farms near Hamilton in south west Victoria, Australia.Jigsaw Farms is a 3,500 hectare high input, high output livestock operation spanning six properties. The operation runs 25,000 Merino ewes and  620 head of cattle.

The family has also planted approximately 18 % of the land to trees (half for timber forestry purposes and the other half for biodiversity plantings and waterway restoration).

The underlying focus of Jigsaw Farms is to integrate a profitable, highly productive stock and agroforestry operation while adhering to environmental guidelines. This has resulted in a doubling of our production while lowering our carbon footprint and improving all our biodiversity indicators.

Register for this event

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.