A Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: high-level report launch 14 September

09 Sep 2021
FAO, UNDP and UNEP will jointly launch a new landmark report on repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems at 15h on Tuesday, 14 September 2021


Register here! See PDF agenda here. Full report here. Report "In Brief" here.


Join the 3 UN agencies for a high-level launch of 'A Multi-Billion-Dollar Opportunity: Repurposing Agricultural Support to Transform Food Systems' report on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at 15:00 CEST (Rome) / 9:00 EDT (New York).

The inter-agency report, co-authored by MAFAP economists Valentina Pernechele and Christian Derlagen, reveals the state of global government support to agricultural producers, highlighting the most harmful susidies and support for the environment and human health. It also details several projected scenarios of removing certain support measures and the impacts it would have on environment, agriculture and jobs, in high- middle- and low-income countries. The report also serves a guide for policymakers to start repurposing agricultural support through a 6-step policy guide to designing and implementing a repurposing strategy.

The high-level launch on Tuesday, 14 September 2021, will feature the following speakers:

Statements by:

  • QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO 
  • Inger Andersen, Executive Director, UNEP
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP

Opening remarks by:

  • Hon. Minister Dr. Gérardine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Rwanda [TBC].
  • Hon. Minister Victoria Prentis, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Presentation of the report's main findings by:

  • Marco V. Sanchez, Deputy-Director and OiC day-to-day matters for Agrifood Economics at FAO, and Lead Technical Author

Technical panel discussion and Q&A with:

  • Vijay Kumar Thallam, Executive Vice Chairman, Rythu Sadhikara Samstha
  • Johan Swinnen, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Nicoletta Batini, Scholar of Innovative Monetary and Fiscal Policy, IMF 
  • Francesco Branca, Director of Nutrition and Food Safety, WHO

Closing words by:

  • Hon. Minister James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change and Associate Minister for the Environment, New Zealand


The event will be moderated by Nozipho Tshabalala, CEO, The Conversation Strategists.

Read the full report here.  Read the In Brief here.

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Register through the link below.