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UNFSS Science Days Side Event: Reforming Agricultural Policies to Support Food Systems Transformation

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Co-organized by IFPRI, Indian Council for International Economic Research (ICRIER) and Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University
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Co-organized by IFPRI, Indian Council for International Economic Research (ICRIER) and Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University

Agriculture receives around US$600 billion per year worldwide in government support, giving rise to  questions about how such support could be restructured to meet important goals of food systems transformation, such as emission reduction and climate resilience, improved food and nutritional security, enhanced poverty reduction and equity.

This UNFSS Science Days side event, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI),  Indian Council for International Economic Research (ICRIER), and Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University, will examine the latest trends in agricultural support policies and examine this topic of how such support could be “repurposed” to support food systems transformation.

Opening remarks:

Key Findings of 2021 Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Report

  • Jonathan Brooks, Head of Agricultural and Resource Policies Division, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD

Overview of research on reformulating agricultural policies

  • Rob Vos, Director of Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI

Discussants:

  • Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
  • Lee Ann Jackson, Head of Division, Agro-food Trade and Markets, OECD
  • Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI
  • Juergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank (TBC)

Closing Remarks:

  • Shenggen Fan, Chair professor, College of Economics Management & Dean of the Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy, China Agricultural University, Beijing; and CGIAR System Board Member

Moderator: