A UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue exploring actions needed to drive the sustainable transformation of food systems in post-pandemic world.
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Time: 15:00-17:30 (UTC+8)
In this independent food systems dialogue hosted by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), food system producers, value chain actors, consumers and policymakers, convened to exchange innovative solutions and collaboration to build on the resilience of Southeast Asia’s food systems, as part of their post-COVID-19 recovery plans.
The panel discussed barriers and opportunities within food and nutrition security as well as key research outcomes to steer strategic development and policy reform in response to the challenge of nourishing the poor and vulnerable across Southeast Asian countries.
WorldFish’s Global Lead in Nutrition and Public Health and recent 2021 World Food Prize Laureate, Shakuntala Thilsted joined the panel to draw on her expertise as Vice Chair of the Summit’s Action Track 4 on ‘Advancing Equitable Livelihoods.' She presented her take on the importance of a shared vision of future food systems with aquatic foods, anchored on socio-economic and health inclusiveness to ensure that no one is left behind.
For the full agenda and list of speakers and other learning materials, visit the Summit's Indepened Dialogue page to find out more.