The World Food Prize Foundation

2021 Side Events Agenda

From Field to Foodscape: Listening to Farmers as We Transform Global Food Systems | The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Farmers’ Forum, India (Bharat Krishak Samaj)

10/21/2021 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Farmers’ Forum, India (Bharat Krishak Samaj) will co-host a discussion to elevate one of the most important, and unfortunately most often overlooked, voices in the food system: farmers. The farmer-first session will explore the concept of a regional foodscapes approach and the TNC science that underpins the effort. Farmer perspectives will be prioritized in the first half of the session and leading food systems actors will have an opportunity to consider the farmer lessons as we discuss the pivot toward implementing a global food system transformation for the betterment of people and the planet. The session will also mark the official launch of TNC’s flagship science report, Foodscapes: Planning the Food System Transformation. This spatially explicit approach enables new ways of envisioning, managing and implementing the transitions that are, and will continue to be, necessary for the full-scale transformation of our global food systems.



  • Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, renowned climate scientist and Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
  • Ajay Jakhar, Chairman, Bharat Krishak Samaj (Farmers’ Forum, India)
  • Maximo Torero, Chief Economist, The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Dr. Elise Golan, Director of Sustainable Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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