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Building Better, More Resilient Food Systems

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Liam Condon from Bayer AF, WBCSD's Diane Holdorf, and Zimbabwe Farmers Union Youth Chairperson Ruramiso Mashumba joined the Council to discuss strengthening the global food system.
Speakers
Liam Condon
Diane Holdorf
Ruramiso Mashumba
Ertharin Cousin
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About This Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has pulled back the curtain and revealed the fragility of our global food supply chain. The health and economic crises have triggered a food crisis, resulting in trade disruptions, soaring food prices, and labor shortages. According to the UN World Food Programme, the number of people facing food insecurity is set to double from 2019, as a result of compounding issues such as climate change, civil strife, and economic hardships. What short and long-term solutions and collaborations across value chains are necessary to minimize the food crisis and strengthen the global food system?

About the Speakers
Liam Condon
President, Crop Science Division, Bayer AG
Diane Holdorf
Managing Director, Food and Nature, WBCSD
Ruramiso Mashumba
CEO, Mnandi Africa; Chairperson, Zimbabwe Farmers Union Youth
Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Prior to joining the Council, Ertharin Cousin served as executive director of the UN World Food Programme where she led the world’s largest humanitarian organization from 2012 to 2017. She also previously served as US ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.
Council expert Ertharin Cousin