This CGIAR event will include a panel hosted by The Economist on ‘Financial Flows in the Agrifood Sector in the Global South.’ The session will be held on 6th December 2022, at the Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
The consultative roundtable will be moderated by a senior researcher from The Economist with the aim of exploring how to scale up innovations in agrifood systems and understanding the drivers of the financial flows in the sector. Recent investments in agricultural R&D have dropped by 10% since 2012, yet the World Food Programme (WFP) reports that the current global food crisis is the largest in modern history, with as many as 828 million people going to bed hungry every night. The latest IPCC report estimates that climate change is expected to put 183 million additional people at risk of hunger by 2050; and at the same time, the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2022 confirms that the global food security environment continues to deteriorate in recent years.
By convening a diverse set of stakeholders and partners, CGIAR seeks to ensure an inclusive process of co-creation of solutions with multiple voices and perspectives from a range of global constituencies, including the most vulnerable.