T20 Task Force 3 on Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture workshop at IFPRI

T20 Argentina associated event.

In support of the T20 Task Force 3 on ‘Food security and sustainable agriculture’, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will hold a workshop in collaboration with Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI), Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC), and Grupo de Paises Productores del Sur (GPS) to analyze and contribute to the final content of a series of seven Task Force 3 policy briefs. Each brief will address a specific challenge and present proposals for action to the G20 members.

At the workshop T20 Task Force 3 on Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture at IFPRI, authors of the briefs will present the main elements of their research and proposals and engage in a dialogue with workshop participants. In addition to these main topics, the workshop will also address the overarching topic of agricultural productivity. The workshop will convene members of the T20 Task Force 3 with global experts and select policymakers to engage in a global dialogue on these issues.

Following the event, co-chairs of the T20 Task Force 3 will create final versions of the policy briefs to be presented to the G20 presidency at the T20 Summit in September 2018 in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, April 5
2:00 pm: Welcome by Rob Vos

2:15 pm: Introduction by Eugenio Díaz Bonilla, Jikun Huang and Martín Piñeiro

2:45 pm: Brief 1. Articulating food security needs and Climate Change issues through trade (Martín Piñeiro and Ernesto Viglizzo)

4:15 pm: Brief 2. Addressing food security concerns of large net importers through special arrangment with large net exporters (Jikun Huang and Martín Piñeiro)

Friday, April 5
9:00 am: Brief 3. Global food system development and food security: incentivizing appropiate investments through strengthened global governance (Jaime Morrison)

10:30 am: Brief 4. Clarifying the problem of food loss and waste to improve food and nutrition security (Máximo Torero and others)

12:00 pm: Lunch – Discussion on Agricultural productivity by David Laborde

1:00 pm: Brief 5. Financing the implementation of the priority of the Argentine presidency for the G20 for a “sustainable food future” (Eugenio Díaz Bonilla)

2:30 pm: Brief 6. Promoting competition in the fertilizer industry in Africa: a global and local approach (Máximo Torero)

4:00 pm: Brief 7. The global problem of overweight and obesity: some proposals (Eduardo Bianchi)

5:30 pm: Closing remarks by Eugenio Díaz Bonilla, Jikun Huang and Martín Piñeiro

More information on the official website.