The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Digital Dialogues


Live with the Laureate: A Conversation with Dr. Rattan Lal | WATCH

Immediately following the Announcement, join us for our third Digital Dialogue, featuring our 2020 World Food Prize Laureate. Tune in with Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Chair of the World Food Prize Laureate Selection Committee and 2009 World Food Prize Laureate, as we conduct a 30-minute conversation live with the Laureate. 

Defining Medium to Long-term Improvements for Resilient Food Systems | WATCH

This Digital Dialogue addresses critical issues for a resilient global food system. In this session, experts look to the medium to longer-term needs for reshaping the food system, especially as espoused in numerous global calls to action and open letters in circulation. For example, recently world leaders called to design COVID-19 response measures to minimize the risks of the pandemic’s impact on food security, and take action in three key areas: maintaining global food trade, supporting the vulnerable, and investing in sustainable, resilient food systems. 

An open letter to the G20 and UN now calls for addressing the inter-related challenges of hunger, malnutrition, climate change and environmental degradation, emphasizing the need for concerted, proactive and collective actions. “As the leaders of the powerful and rich nations try to limit the damage of COVID-19, we must not forget the actions needed now to ensure that there will be food and nutrition for the poorest and the weakest members of the human family,” said Ismail Serageldin, Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria and signatory to the open letter. 

Perspective on Food Systems Resilience in COVID-19 | WATCH

The World Food Prize Foundation’s Digital Dialogue addressed the pressing issue of COVID-19 and its impacts on the global food system. Speakers shared the importance of international collaboration to ensure that efforts are impactful. They emphasized the vital role of capacity building at the local level for immediate and effective community response to disruptions. All three speakers highlighted the untapped potential of mobilizing innovations from the private sector to address the food system shock from this pandemic. 

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