FP Summit: Food+ 2022

December 14, 2022 | Washington, D.C. & Virtual
9:00 a.m. - Virtual Programming
5:30 p.m. - In Person Program & Reception

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Managing Shocks & Strengthening Global Food Systems

Over the last year, shockwaves have reverberated throughout global food systems, as the Russian invasion in Ukraine and blockade of vital ports cut off grain, vegetable oil, and fertilizer exports to markets around the world. This man-made catastrophe exacerbated COVID-related supply chain disruptions and inflation pressures, jeopardizing food security and placing acute pressure on fragile, import-dependent countries across the Sahel, East Africa, Middle East North Africa, and elsewhere around the world. Disruptions in food trade could add an estimated 13.1 million additional people to the world’s 822 million who are already undernourished or starving, according to the Global Hunger Index. Meanwhile, rapid and slow-onset impacts from climate change are affecting yields and destabilizing traditional production systems – requiring adaptive strategies to manage the shocks and develop more resilient agricultural and food systems.

Against this backdrop and in the light of the global challenge, this December, FP will bring together global leaders across government, industry, finance, and civil society to discuss how to effectively mobilize global resources to stem the current crisis, and how to strengthen global food systems to better withstand shocks and help ensure reliability and sustainability going forward. This solutions-focused summit will convene policymakers, practitioners, investors, farmers, and scientists to shed light on the partnerships and innovations that can increase access and help define the future of food.

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Event Details

December 14, 2022 | Washington, D.C. & Virtual
9:00 a.m. - Virtual Programming
5:30 p.m. - In Person Program & Reception

Speakers
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She is a seasoned diplomat, having served as ambassador to Liberia and in several other diplomatic postings...
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LTG Headshot
Cindy McCain
Ambassador, UN Agencies for Food & Agriculture
Ambassador Cindy Hensley McCain was sworn in by the Biden Administration to serve as the United States Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome on November 5, 2021. S...
13 Dec 2021, Rome, Italy - UN Mission Embassy, Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, Cindy McCain ....Photo credit must be given: UN/Cristiano Minichiello. Editorial use only. Copyright UN.
13 Dec 2021, Rome, Italy - UN Mission Embassy, Ambassador of the United States to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, Cindy McCain ....Photo credit must be given: UN/Cristiano Minichiello. Editorial use only. Copyright UN.
Carlos Alvarado Quesada
48th President of the Republic of Costa Rica
Carlos Alvarado Quesada served as the 48th President of the Republic of Costa Rica from May 2018 to May 2022, when his constitutionally limited te...
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Alvarado Quesada_Carlos
Janusz Wojciechowski
Commissioner for Agriculture, EU Commission
Janusz Wojciechowski is the European commissioner for agriculture and one of the seven members of the Commissioners’ Group on the Euro...
Janusz Wojciechowski
Janusz Wojciechowski
Tetyana Dudka
SVP, Europe & Eurasia, Chemonics International
Tetyana Dudka is the senior vice president of Chemonics’ Europe and Eurasia regional business unit. She joined Chemonics in 2009 and brings more than 20 years of experience le...
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Dudka_Tetyana-square
Agnes Kalibata
President, AGRA
Dr. Kalibata joined AGRA as its President in September 2014. She leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Afric...
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Kalibata-Agnes-2022
Maggie Lake
VETERAN JOURNALIST AND FOUNDER OF MAGGIE LAKE MEDIA
Maggie Lake is a veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering business, technology, politics, and international affairs. She started her career at Reuter...
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Maggie Murray Headshots
Mark Malloch-Brown
President, Open Society Foundations
Mark Malloch-Brown is President of the Open Society Foundations, the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, d...
Mark Malloch Brown, Global Board Member
Mark Malloch Brown, Global Board Member
Reena Ninan
Founder, Good Trouble Productions
Reena is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for ABC, CBS, and Fox News. She has reported around the world f...
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Reena-Ninan-podcast-HERO-women-economic-recovery
Dr. Tom Pickerell
Executive Director, Global Tuna Alliance
Dr. Tom Pickerell is a marine biologist with nearly 20 years’ experience in seafood sustainability, including wild fisheries and shellfish aquaculture, certification schemes a...
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Pickerell_Tom-square
Caitlin Welsh
Director, Global Food Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Caitlin Welsh is the director of the Global Food Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she analyzes the economic, political, socia...
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Welsh_Caitlin-square
Ravi Agrawal
Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy, a role he assumed in November 2020 after two years as the magazine’s managing editor. Before joining FP, Agrawal...
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Susan Sadigova
Vice President - Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
Susan Sadigova is the vice president of strategic development at Foreign Policy. She has over a decade of experience in business, partnership, and multi-stakeholder c...
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Sadigova-Susan-foreign-policy-staff-portraits-202231
Andrew Sollinger
Publisher & CEO, Foreign Policy
Andrew Sollinger is the publisher and CEO of Foreign Policy, which he joined in 2018. Previously, he was executive vice president at Business Insider, executive director of Capi...
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Sollinger-Andrew-foreign-policy-staff-portraits-202237
Agenda
9:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
9:05 AM
Geopolitics & Impacts on Global Food Systems
Ambassador Cindy McCain, US Ambassador to UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions
9:20 AM
Strengthening Global Supply Chains
Tetyana Dudka, Senior Vice President Europe & Eurasia, Chemonics
Rein Paulsen, Director, Office of Emergencies and Resilience, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Caitlin Welsh, Director, Global Food Security Program, CSIS
Moderator: Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions
9:50 AM
The View from Capitol Hill
10:05 AM
Conversation with Carlos Alvarado Quesada, former President of Costa Rica
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, CEO & Publisher, Foreign Policy
10:20 AM
A Fish Tale – The Future of Sustainable Fisheries
Dr. Beatrice Crona, Deputy Science Director and Professor, Stockholm Resilience Center
Dr. Tom Pickerell, Executive Director, Global Tuna Alliance
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist
11:00 AM
View from the European Union
Janusz Wojciechowski, EU Commissioner for Agriculture
Moderator: Maggie Lake, Veteran Journalist
11:15 AM
Conversation with Mark Malloch-Brown
Mark Malloch-Brown, President of Open Society Foundations
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
11:30 AM
The Future of Food
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to UN
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
11:45 AM
Closing Remarks
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5:30 PM
In-person Evening Program & Reception in Washington, DC

(Invitation-only)

Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA

For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Vice President of Strategic Development.