In parallel to the plenary sessions of the Summit, there were four thematic round tables, each lasting three hours. They were co-chaired by Ministers, and each had four invited expert panellists. As a common goal, the round tables explored further how to deliver on the Summit’s Declaration.
They provided a forum for debate and experience-sharing on how to reach the common objective of eliminating hunger. They took advantage of the opportunity presented by the presence of a large number of decision-makers and experts at the Summit to engage in a useful discussion focusing on practical implementation issues faced by all countries.
The four round tables were:
Round Table 1: Minimizing the negative impact of the food, economic and financial crises on world food security
Round Table 2: Implementation of the reform of global governance of food security
Round Table 3: Climate change adaptation and mitigation: challenges for agriculture and food security
Round Table 4: Measures to enhance global food security: rural development, smallholder farmers and trade considerations