Foresight 2.0, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity – Webinar
September 29, 2020
Launch of the Global Panel report: Foresight 2.0, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity
September 29th, 2020: 2.00pm CEST/1.00pm BST/08.00am EST
The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is pleased to launch its new report, Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity.
In 2016, the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition published a Foresight report, ‘Food Systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st Century’. The Global Panel subsequently commissioned a second Foresight report, which builds substantially on this work.
The report: Future Food Systems: For people, our planet, and prosperity assesses the developing crises that relate to malnutrition, the dysfunctional relationship between food systems and the natural environment, and also the lack of resilience of food systems – highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on the latest science and evidence, the report identifies the systemic policy failures that are behind these interlinked crises and sets out the essential steps, which need to be taken so that food systems can transition to become fit for the future.
Importantly, the advice and recommendations are grounded in the realities of policy development – resource constraints, competing priorities and inevitable trade-offs – particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Speakers and Panelists:
- Dr QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO & Global Panel member
- Dr Anna Lartey, Director, Food and Nutrition, Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO)
- H.E. John Kufuor, Co-Chair, Global Panel
- Sir John Beddington, Co-Chair, Global Panel
- Dr Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit
- Prof. Patrick Webb, Global Panel Technical Adviser
- Prof. Tim Benton, Co-Chair, Global Panel Lead Expert Group
- Dr Francesco Branca, Director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Ms. Diane Holdorf, Managing Director, Food and Nature of World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety to the Prime Minister of Pakistan