Committee on World Food Security

Making a difference in food security and nutrition

WTO Trade Dialogue on Food

Virtual - Switzerland, 28/10/2021 - 28/10/2021

Date: 28 October 2021  Time: 14:00 - 16:00 CET  Recording

As part of its Trade Dialogues initiative, the WTO is launching Trade Dialogues on Food, with the aim of encouraging a debate on the role of international trade in food security. Experts from governments, non-governmental organizations, businesses, academia, think tanks and foundations will be invited to discuss the most topical issues in food trade. The aim of the WTO Trade Dialogues on Food is to create a conversation around the role of international trade in food security. The Trade Dialogues on Food are designed to shed greater light on the complexity of the food trade nexus, creating a safe space for public policy debate.

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was invited to the WTO Trade Dialogue on Food on Thursday, 28 October 2021. At that Trade Dialoague, speakers will explore the nutrition and international trade nexus and particularly highlight the recently endorsed CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition.


  • Chris Hegadorn, Secretary, Committee on World Food Security
  • Sumbue Antas, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Vanuatu to the WTO
  • Anne Marie Thow, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
  • Charlie Worthington, Food Specialist, Consumers International
  • Rick White, Chair, International Agri-Food Network, CFS Private Sector Mechanism
  • Erik Wijkstrom, Counsellor, Trade and Environment Division, WTO

Moderator: Doaa Abdel-Motaal, Senior Counsellor, WTO Agriculture and Commodities Division

More information can be found on the WTO Trade Dialogue on Food website.