OECD / USDA Making Better Policy for Food Systems

There are only ten years left to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Better policies for food systems will be essential to meet these goals. Globally, two billion people do not have access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food, while even more people are overweight or obese. The livelihoods of hundreds of millions around the globe depend on food systems. And while the production of food depends on nature, food systems are also a major source of environmental pressures. The centrality of food systems for the SDGs has led the UN to convene a Food Systems Summit in September 2021.

The new OECD report Making Better Policies for Food Systems brings together decades of OECD research and policy recommendations into a coherent view on food systems to support policy makers around the world develop better policies for food systems and is a key contribution by the OECD to discussions in the lead up to the UN Food Systems Summit.

February 25, 2021

Program

11:00 Introductory remarks by Lee Ann Jackson

Head of the Agro-Food Trade and Markets Division, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

11:05 Making Better Policies for Food Systems by Koen Deconinck,

Policy Analyst, OECD

11:20 The Role of Science in Preparing for the UN Food Systems Summit by Elise Golan

Director Sustainable Development, USDA