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World Food Prize Foundation Announces Second Digital Dialogue

05/07/2020

The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) announced its second Digital Dialogue -  Defining Medium to Long-term Improvements for Resilient Food Systems.

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.

“The COVID crisis has come as a reminder of some fundamental challenges the food and farming systems have been facing,” said Purvi Mehta, Head of Agriculture Development for Asia at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a member of the World Food Prize Council of Advisors. “This dialogue will help us deliberate upon, not just the short term responses to the crisis, but also longer term strategies to build resilience.”

Digital Dialogue #2: Defining Medium to Long-term Improvements for Resilient Food Systems 

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • 10:00 AM Eastern Time

  • 16:00 PM Central European Time

  • 17:00 PM East Africa Time

  • 19:30 PM Indian Standard Time

Featuring: 

  • Louise Fresco, President, Wageningen University and Research; World Food Prize Council of Advisors

  • Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA; Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

  • Purvi Mehta, Head - Agriculture Development for Asia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; World Food Prize Council of Advisors

  • Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University; 2001 World Food Prize Laureate

  • Ismail Serageldin, Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria; World Food Prize Council of Advisors

  • Moderator: Barbara Stinson, President, World Food Prize Foundation

How to Register:

Click here to register for this FREE event. 

For updates on future Digital Dialogues please visit www.worldfoodprize.org/DigitalDialogue 

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