Standing with small-scale producers at the World Bank Annual Meetings

During the World Bank Annual meetings in Washington DC on October 12, 2022, civil society and World Bank officials discussed ways to #ShiftThePower to small-scale producers.

The event — Good Food Begins with Farmers: building resilience to prevent future food crises addressed the food crisis caused by climate change, conflict, inflation and COVID-19, which is straining the humanitarian system. It called upon the world community to rethink and reprioritize. This session drew on “A New Consensus with Small-Scale Food Producers” to highlight their role in food systems transformation and policies required to improve livelihoods, nutrition, and resilience.

The event was organized by the SDG2 Advocacy hub and co-sponsored by The Hunger Project. It was moderated by MCLD coordinator John Coonrod. Speakers included:

  • Laté Lawson-Lartego, Chief Innovation Officer & Lead Food System, Oxfam America
  • Colin Christensen, Global Policy Director, One Acre Fund
  • Mwandwe Chileshe, Global Policy Lead for Food Security, Nutrition and Agriculture, Global Citizen
  • James Catto, Co-chair GAFSP Steering Committee and Director, International Development Policy, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Madhur Gautam, Lead Economist World Bank Food and Agriculture, The World Bank 

You can watch the recording of the event here.