This event featured panellists Dr Namukolo Covic, Senior Research Coordinator at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and Professor Alan Dangour, Professor in Food and Nutrition for Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). It was moderated by Professor Robyn Alders, Chatham House Global Health programme, and took place on Wednesday 4 August 2021.
Watch the recording here.
- The UNFSS 2021 and COVID-19 have opened important policy windows that must be leveraged to develop a common vision and to chart a path to synergistic actions.
- One health governance mechanisms must be holistic from community to global, and consider, plant, animal, human, environment and planetary health. The inter-linkages are critical to inform actions.
- Do not ignore existing policy instruments in LMICs and elsewhere from which momentum can be built.
- Food systems work within environmental “boundaries” – addressing one system while ignoring the other will not be sufficient.
- Climate change will have implications for global food yields, prices, availability etc., especially in LMICs.
- 3 Ts: Technology (poultry production and consumption), Transition (towards greener futures), Transformation (vision rather than incremental change).
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- National Food Strategy: The Plan – independent review (2021)