Global Food Security Symposium 2022
About This Event
Overlapping crises from climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and conflict have brought unprecedented levels of disruption, from all-time high food and fuel prices to record rates of hunger and food insecurity impacting the world’s most vulnerable. How can inclusive agricultural development foster localized solutions to promote food and nutrition security? And what infrastructure, investments, and partnerships are necessary to create more locally-led, sustainable, and resilient food systems to combat food insecurity?
The Council welcomes leading experts to discuss the global food and nutrition crisis, and the urgent action and coordination they recommend addressing it.
|10:00 am CDT||Welcome and keynote interview|
|10:15 am||Panel begins|
|10:45 am||Q&A session|
Perspectives on Urgency and Action
As part of the symposium, we asked experts to participate in our "Perspectives on Urgency and Action" video series by answering a question on the global food security crisis.
Jo Puri, Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD
How do climate change, pandemics, and conflict underline the need to invest in smallholders and local production?
Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, FAO
Global food prices have reached an all-time high, while food and fuel production have been disrupted due to the conflict in Ukraine. How are the compounding crises affecting the most vulnerable people, and what can we learn from the 2008 crisis to better support smallholders amid these shocks?