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Food System Transformations: National Actions in a Globalized World

Event Date: 
Nov 14, 2019
Time: 
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EST
Host: 
CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and the International Food Policy Research Institute

Information

Food systems in developing countries are undergoing a rapid transformation shaped by global and regional events. But country actions will be critical in shaping future food system outcomes. 

Some countries are taking a systemic approach to assessing and acting on food system transformation—considering consumption and food environments, food supply and sustainability, health, and socioeconomic outcomes.

This seminar will introduce this approach, and representatives from Nigeria and Viet Nam will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs they encounter in enabling food system actors in their countries. A panel will share insights into how food systems can develop in a healthy, sustainable, and equitable way.

Overview

Transforming Food Systems for Healthier Diets: Supporting Actions at a National Scale

  • Inge Brouwer, Associate Professor of Food and Nutrition Security, Wageningen University & Research, and A4NH Flagship Leader of Food Systems for Healthier Diets

Case Studies

Food System Transformation in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Sector

  • Adebowale Akande, Scientist, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Policy Actions Around Food System Transformation in Vietnam

Panel

  • Stuart Gillespie, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI, and A4NH Flagship Leader, Supporting Policies, Programs and Enabling Action through Research
  • Martien Van Nieuwkoop, Global Director of Agriculture and Food, World Bank Group
  • Emmy Simmons, Former Assistant Administrator, US Agency for International Development (USAID), and A4NH Independent Steering Committee member

Closing Remarks

  • John McDermott, Director of CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

Moderator

  • Ruerd Ruben, Research Coordinator of Food Security, Value Chains, and Impact Analysis, Wageningen University & Research, and A4NH Managing Partner Representative

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