Aligning Initiatives to Track Progress Toward a New Global Food System

On Thursday, 25th January 2018, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the City University of London, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN), Rabobank and the EAT Foundation are pleased to invite you to their breakfast event Aligning initiatives to track progress toward a new global food system.

Continued population growth, climate change, rising obesity, and rapid urbanization make the transformation of the global food system more urgent than ever before. The global food system needs to be transformed into one that is driven by sustainability, nutrition, health and efficiency. Comprehensively tracking food system transformation and assessing progress will be essential to ensure continued progress and facilitate learning across countries.

Toward this end, several initiatives have been launched recently to help prioritize investments in food systems, assess policy and institutional support for climate smart practices and sustainable systems, and track the development impacts of food systems.

This multi-stakeholder event will discuss innovative new tools for a comprehensive tracking system and explore dovetailing of several initiatives to improve synergies and accelerate progress.

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Steve Godfrey

Director, Policy & External Relations, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Corinna Hawkes

Professor of Food Policy, Director, Centre for Food Policy, City University of London

Berry Martin

member of the Managing Board, Rabobank

Marta Antonelli

Research Programme Manager , Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN)

Shenggen Fan

Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Gunhild Stordalen

President and Founder, EAT Foundation