Investing for Reshaping Food Systems

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Permanent Representation of Canada and the Permanent Representation of Jamaica will co-host a side-event on “Investing for Reshaping Food Systems” to take place in the margins of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.

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More than half the SDGs relate to food security and nutrition. Hunger is on the rise after years of progress, undernutrition persists, and there are growing crises of overweight, obesity, and noncommunicable diseases. Agriculture is pushing planetary boundaries and climate change requires drastic action. Rising antiglobalization is creating new challenges.

This side-event will explore key policies and investments to reshape food systems that can help us achieve multiple SDGs by 2030 – food systems that are efficient, inclusive, climate-smart, sustainable, nutrition- and health-driven, and business-friendly.

The Permanent Missions of Canada and Jamaica to the United Nations and IFPRI will co-chair the side event. IFPRI’s Director General Shenggen Fan will present on “Reshaping Food Systems”. A discussion with leading panellists will follow on the importance of financing rural development, agriculture and nutrition for better food security and nutrition for all.

DATE & TIME: JUL 11, 2018 - 01:15 PM TO 02:30 PM 

LOCATION: Conference Room 9, United Nations Conference Building

United Nations Plaza

New York City, NY 10017

United States