Building Resilient Food Systems for Global Food Security and Nutrition

Building Resilient Food Systems for Global Food Security and Nutrition

Virtual Event

A high-level roundtable discussion co-hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Alliance to End Hunger to learn about the actions needed to promote more resilient and sustainable food systems for improved global food security and nutrition.

Five years after the world committed to end hunger, food insecurity and all forms of malnutrition, we are significantly off track to achieve this objective by 2030. If we are to realize these targets before the end of this decade, we need to urgently build far more resilient and sustainable food systems to provide healthy, safe, affordable, sufficient and nutritious food for a rapidly growing planet. We must also ensure and improve soil health, as healthy soils are the basis for healthy food production. This shift will also enable us to better withstand and recover from shocks such as COVID-19, to conserve our finite natural resources and to more effectively mitigate the effects of a changing climate.

Keynote address
Dr. Rattan Lal, 2020 World Food Prize Laureate and Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science and founding Director of the Carbon Management & Sequestration Center at the Ohio State University

Featured Speakers
Barbara Stinson, President, the World Food Prize Foundation
Lawrence Haddad, CEO of GAIN and 2018 World Food Prize Laureate
Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 at United Nations
Máximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO
Rev. David Beckmann, Former President of Bread for the World Institute and 2010 World Food Prize Laureate
Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO’s Liaison Office for North America

Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist in USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security