FP Virtual Summit: Food+

December 2 & 3, 2020

Solutions for a Food-Secure Future

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Tune in to Foreign Policy’s Food+ Summit, a high-level digital convening spotlighting actions at the country and global level to combat hunger, support access to healthy nutrition and promote a more sustainable global food supply.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus existing challenges to food and nutrition security around the world while also revealing vulnerabilities in local and global food systems. According to the UNFAO, more than 820 million people across the world are already suffering from chronic hunger. In many countries, particularly in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, hunger and malnutrition have been on the rise for the past three years due to conflicts, climate change and worsening inequality. At the same time, the livelihoods of many communities and regional economies also depend on a global food system that is vulnerable to geopolitical and other external shocks: Market volatility, disruptions in international supply chains and trade can cause price spikes and hurt agriculture-based incomes.

As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, world leaders, industry experts and stakeholders will share diverse views and frontline insights on how they’ve responded to the pandemic and the implications for agricultural resilience, food security, and food policy. What are the main threats and what opportunities or solutions are emerging in this crisis to ensure sustainable food supplies for the future?

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Event Details

December 2 & 3, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST*
Preregistration is now closed, but you can still attend the summit. Access the event here on Wednesday and Thursday starting at 9:45AM EST for on-site registration
Speakers
Ravi Agrawal
Editor in Chief, FOREIGN POLICY
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade, including his most recent position as the network’s New...
HE Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri
Minister of State for Food and Water Security Office, United Arab Emirates
Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri was appointed as Minister of State for Food and Water Security as part of the reformation of the UAE Cabinet announced o...
Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, ICBA
Deputy Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Dr. Tarifa A. Alzaabi joined ICBA as ...
Massimo Bottura
Chef Patron of Osteria Francescana and Founder of Food for Soul
Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in Modena in 1995. An innovator and restaurateur for twenty-five years, in 2019 listed among Time magazine’s mo...
U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
D-Il
Born in Springfield, Illinois, Cheri Callahan Bustos comes from a long line of farmers and teachers and grew up in a family that loved sports and their community. She fol...
Allison Carlson
MANAGING DIRECTOR, FP ANALYTICS
Allison oversees all global research and analysis. She counsels clients on current and prospective market, policy, and security developments with a focus on emerging trends, sce...
Ertharin Cousin
Visiting Scholar at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford
Ertharin Cousin is a Visiting Scholar at the Center on Food Security and the Environment. She is also a distinguished fellow of global agriculture at the Chicago Council on Glo...
Elizabeth Derbes, J.D., MPH
Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, The Good Food Institute
Elizabeth works on global and domestic regulatory issues affecting cultivated meat and plant-based food entrepreneurs. She was previously a partner in a financial regulatory pra...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
D-NY
One of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s top priorities in the United States Senate is to rebuild the American economy. She is fighting every day for more ...
Julia Klöckner
Minister of Agriculture, Germany
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture has been headed by Federal Minister Julia Klöckner since March 2018. As a member of the federal ...
Hans-Joachim Fuchtel
Parliamentary State Secretary for Food and Agriculture, Germany
Amanda Little
Author and Journalist
Amanda Little is a journalist writing about the environment and innovation. She is a professor of investigative journalism and science writing at...
Amy Mackinnon
WRITER, FOREIGN POLICY
Amy Mackinnon is a staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine. Originally from Scotland, she has reported from across Eastern Europe and was based in Moscow and Tbilisi Georgia as...
Ruramiso Mashumba
Farmer, Zimbabwe
Ruramiso Mashumba is a young woman farmer growing snap peas, maize, whole brown rice, sorghum, millet, gum trees and raises pigs in Marondera, Zimbabwe. She holds a BA Degree in...
Abby Maxman
President & CEO, Oxfam America
Abby Maxman joined Oxfam America as president and CEO in 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in international humanitarian relief and development, she brings a strategic...
Ted McKinney
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture
Ted McKinney serves as the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Under Secretary McKinney leads the development and implemen...
Jim Mulhern
CEO, National Milk Producers Federation
Jim Mulhern is a veteran agriculture and food policy strategist with over 35 years of experience working with Washington, DC policymakers and the media. He was named President a...
Radha Muthiah
President and CEO, Capital Area Food Bank
Radha Muthiah, serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Capital Area Food Bank. She leads a team that works to distribute over 45 million meals worth of good, ...
Danielle Nierenberg
President, Food Tank
In 2013, Danielle Nierenberg co-founded Food Tank with Bernard Pollack, an organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters; a g...
Michelle Nunn
President & CEO, CARE USA
Since July 2015, Michelle Nunn has been President and CEO of CARE USA, a leading ...
Dr. Charles Owubah
CEO, Action Against Hunger
Dr. Charles Owubah leads Action Against Hunger USA’s executive team in providing leadership and strategic direction to more than 1,600 staff across seven countries:<br ...
Susan Sadigova
DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT, FOREIGN POLICY
Susan Sadigova is Foreign Policy’s Director of Strategic Development. She is responsible for developing long-term institutional partnerships with public and private sectors t...
Stefan Schmitz
Executive Director, Crop Trust
Stefan Schmitz joined the Crop Trust as Executive Director in January 2020. He previously worked as Deputy Director-General and Commissioner for the “One World – No H...
Andrew Sollinger
PUBLISHER, FOREIGN POLICY
Andrew Sollinger is Foreign Policy’s Publisher. He joined FP in March 2018 to oversee all revenue generating efforts through subscriptions, sponsorships, advertising, events, ...
Jonathan Tepperman
Editor at Large, FOREIGN POLICY
Jonathan Tepperman is the editor at large of Foreign Policy and the author of The Fix: How Countries Use Crises to Solve the World’s Worst Problems. Before joining FP, Tepperm...
Agenda
DAY 1
10:00 AM
Day 1: Welcome
Susan Sadigova, Director, Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
10:05 AM
Day 1: Armchair Conversation
Julia Klöckner, Minister of Agriculture, Germany
Hans-Joachim Fuchtel, Parliamentary State Secretary for Food and Agriculture, Germany
Moderator: Ravi Agrawal, Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy
10:30 AM
Shifting Supply and Depressed Demand: How the Global Food System is Adapting to COVID-19
Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture
Jim Mulhern, CEO, National Milk Producers Federation
Moderator: Allison Carlson, Managing Director, FP Analytics
11:10 AM
The Humanitarian Response to an Unprecedented Challenge
Abby Maxman, President & CEO, Oxfam America
Michelle Nunn, President & CEO, CARE USA
Dr. Charles Owubah, CEO, Action Against Hunger
Moderator: Radha Muthiah, President and CEO, Capital Area Food Bank
11:50 AM
Closing Keynote Conversation
Massimo Bottura, Chef Patron of Osteria Francescana and Founder of Food for Soul
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher, Foreign Policy
12:15 PM
Day 1: Closing Remarks
Susan Sadigova, Director, Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
DAY 2
10:00 AM
Day 2: Welcome
Susan Sadigova, Director, Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
10:05 AM
Day 2: Armchair Conversation 1
HE Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of State for Food and Water Security Office, United Arab Emirates
Moderator: Andrew Sollinger, Publisher, Foreign Policy
10:30 AM
View from Congress
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY
Moderator: Jonathan Tepperman, Editor at Large, Foreign Policy
10:50 AM
Day 2: Armchair Conversation 2
Amanda Little, Author and Journalist
Moderator: Amy Mackinnon, Writer, Foreign Policy
11:10 AM
Crop Diversity & Ag Innovation: Perspectives from Science and from the Field
Ertharin Cousin, Visiting Scholar at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford
Ruramiso Mashumba, Farmer, Zimbabwe
Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
Moderator: Elizabeth Derbes, Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, The Good Food Institute
11:40 AM
Building Diverse and Resilient Food Sources for a Post-COVID-19 World
Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, Deputy Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Stefan Schmitz, Executive Director, Crop Trust
Moderator: Elizabeth Derbes, Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs, The Good Food Institute
12:10 PM
Closing Armchair Conversation
U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, D-Il
Moderator: Jonathan Tepperman, Editor at Large, Foreign Policy
12:30 PM
Day 2: Closing Remarks
Susan Sadigova, Director, Strategic Development, Foreign Policy
*Event times are subject to change, please check back for program and speaker updates.

For more information, contact Susan Sadigova, Director of Strategic Development.