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Tropentag 2023, September 20 - 22, Berlin, Germany

"Competing pathways for equitable food systems transformation: trade-offs and synergies."

Achieving resilient food systems

Johan Swinnen

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), United States


For nearly a decade now, global progress against hunger and malnutrition has stagnated and begun to reverse. Countries around the world now grapple not only with rising food and nutrition insecurity but also with the three C’s: Climate Change, COVID-19, and Conflict. While food and commodity prices have come down from their peak, they remain historically high. In fact, price shocks and other shocks may be the new normal. In his presentation, Dr. Johan Swinnen will discuss the impacts of climate change, the global pandemic, and the food and fertiliser crisis, as exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Different regions, countries, and segments of the population remain more vulnerable than others to these types of shocks. Dr. Swinnen will draw from IFPRI’s latest research and modelling tools, to identify policy and technical innovations that can help policymakers transform food systems so they are resilient against shocks, inclusive of marginalised populations, and environmentally sustainable.

Contact Address: Johan Swinnen, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, United States, e-mail: j.swinnen@cgiar.org

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