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A Quest to Repurpose Agricultural Support

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Room 555, Lerner Hall, Columbia University, NY
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10am EDT to 11:30 EDT

Organiser's description (via Food Systems Economics Commission):

What if the hundreds of billions a year that the world spends on agricultural support policies that result in harmful environmental impacts and have fallen short in protecting people and the planet were redirected to support sustainable farming practices, healthy consumption, and inclusion of smallholder farmers?

Join the Food Systems Economics Commission (FSEC), Columbia Climate School, and IFPRI during New York Climate Week for an interactive discussion on the benefits and trade-offs policymakers must consider to design agricultural support policies that can ensure an inclusive, health-enhancing, and environmentally sustainable food system.

This event will run from 10:00 - 11:30, with coffee from 11:30 - 12:00.

Speakers include:

Richard Damania, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development Practice Group, World Bank.

Jessica Fanzo, Professor of Climate and Director, Food for Humanity Initiative, Columbia Climate School; and FSEC Commissioner.

Mario Herrero, Professor, CALS Department of Global Development; and Director of Food Systems & Global Change, Cornell University.

Tianna Kennedy, co-owner of Star Route Farm and The 607 CSA, a founding member of the Catskills Agrarian Alliance, and Chair of the Catskills Chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC).

David Laborde, Director, Agrifood Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Danielle Resnick, Non-Resident, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); David Rubenstein Fellow, Brookings Institution, Global Economy and Development Program.


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