Implementing policy and institutional changes that enable transformation

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This session will focus on inclusive policy and institutions, finance, and the intersection of agricultural subsidies with gender and social equity.
System shocks, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, illustrate the fragility of agriculture, food, and economic systems. Climate change will cause more shocks and, like the current pandemic, those with the fewest resources, including women, youth, the disabled, and indigenous groups, are often impacted most immediately and severely.
A transformative food system is only possible if opportunity, policy, financing, and innovation are built and distributed with inclusivity in mind. This includes equitable representation in policy-making spaces, building inclusive spaces for knowledge exchange, and using technology to connect people. Additionally, financing social movements should take into account “sustainable finance,” one where public subsidies and private investment prioritize long-term, inclusive benefits over short-term gains.  
Given this background, this session will focus on equitable policymaking, financing, and the intersection of agricultural subsidies and gender. 


Ruben Echeverria, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


Sophia Huyer, Gender and Social Inclusion Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


Hon. Winifred Masiko, African Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES)


Martin Frick, Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021


Martien van Nieuwkoop, Global Director for Agriculture and Food, World Bank



Where to watch the event

The around-the-world virtual relay event will be live streamed right here on the CCAFS website. You can also watch on our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and on our YouTube channel. The livestream will also be accessible through the Whova companion app.



The Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative brings together over 100 partners. See the full list of partners.

Hosted from: Ontario, Canada
Local time: 12:00 – 12:45 EST

The event will be livestreamed on our website, watch here.



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