Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Policy advantage: Enablers for food systems transformation
Fiji Pavilion, COP24, Katowice, Poland
Explore innovations in policy making and implementation which can drive a food systems transformation.
To identify best practices in policy making and implementation which can drive a food systems transformation under climate change.
Food systems are diverse, with a range of different stakeholders from smallholder farmers to multinational corporations to consumers with varied demands. A transformation in food systems will need to enable these stakeholders to take transformative actions which can collectively realise a food secure and sustainable future in a changing climate. Policies and incentives will be key to enabling action amongst these diverse stakeholders.
To realize a transformation, policy change is needed beyond agriculture strictly as a means of food production, to include extension services, land rights, seeds, food safety and dietary guidelines, trade, market regulations, and technology. For some countries, transformation in agriculture and food systems will mean a transformational change in the economy itself. However, such changes will occur with trade-offs between stakeholders, and it is essential that policies that galvanize transformation is grounded in a commitment to equity and sustainability.
Pathways to achieving policy change will be a critical means of demonstrating this commitment and therefore must engage the wide range of stakeholders in food systems. This event will discuss key pathways which have proved successful in different contexts and generate lessons to foster a conducive enabling environment for food systems transformation.
|Olu Ajayi, Senior Programme Coordinator, ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)||Welcome and introductions|
|Tonya Rawe, Global Policy Lead, Food and Nutrition Security, CARE International||Keynote presentation: The policy advantage for food systems transformation|
|Presentation of country case studies|
|Alan Nicol, Sustainable Growth Program Lead, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)||Case 1: Agricultural systems transformation through renewable energy policy interventions|
|Alessandro Aduso, Senior Policy Analyst, International Environment at Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand||Case 2: Food systems transformation through ICT policy interventions|
|FAO representative (TBC)||Case 3: Food systems transformation through demand-side policy interventions|
|Imelda Bacudo, Principal Advisor, ASEAN CRN||Case 4: Enabling regional transformations through South-South cooperation|
|Moderated Q&A and discussion|
Moderator: Una May Gordon, Principal Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Jamaica
|Victoria Hatton, Senior Policy Analyst, International Policy Division, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand||Closing remarks|
This event is part of the Agriculture Advantage 2.0 event series at COP24, a collaborative effort of more than 15 organizations with the mission to transform agricultural development in the face of climate change. Click here to see the series of events at COP24.