Agriculture Advantage 2.0 at COP24 | Policy advantage: Enablers for food systems transformation

  • Date
  • Location
    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. 

Tentative program




Olu Ajayi, Senior Programme Coordinator, ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Welcome and introductions

10 mins

Tonya Rawe, Global Policy Lead, Food and Nutrition Security, CARE International  Keynote presentation: The policy advantage for food systems transformation

10 mins

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

8 mins

Alessandro Aduso, Senior Policy Analyst, International Environment at Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand Case 2: Food systems transformation through ICT policy interventions

8 mins

FAO representative (TBC) Case 3: Food systems transformation through demand-side policy interventions

8 mins

Imelda Bacudo, Principal Advisor, ASEAN CRN Case 4: Enabling regional transformations through South-South cooperation

8 mins

Moderated Q&A and discussion

Moderator: Una May Gordon, Principal Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Jamaica

30 mins

Victoria Hatton, Senior Policy Analyst,  International Policy Division, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand Closing remarks

10 mins

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.