The Challenges and Opportunities to Mobilize Finance Solutions for Food System Transformation:
The food system has financial gaps that need to be solved as there is a need to finance adaptation and supply. Here are some of the key bottlenecks and the issues we hope to address this day:
- Accessibility of finance solutions and financial availability.
- Small and medium-size agri- businesses struggle to scale up how to move on to a commercial scale, and this is largely due to a lack of finance.
- De-risk investments, catalyze sustainable businesses and markets while building reliable funding streams for agri-food systems.
- The gap between finance flowing into nature-based solutions in food systems and what finance is needed to unlock the full potential of such solutions.
Vulnerable communities have been disastrously impacted by COVID, conflict, climate change and the cost of food and inputs. This session will identify strategic actions to engage farmers and consumers and align mitigation & adaptation efforts for inclusive and resilient, nature-positive food systems.
Berry J. Marttin
Managing Board Member Wholesale & Rural, Rabobank
Program Director for Climate and Health & Well-being, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
Angela Churie Kallhauge
Executive Vice President for Impact, Environmental Defense Fund
Global Head Agribusiness, Food & Water, FMO
Director of Vital Landscapes, World Resources Institute
H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn
Former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Chairperson, AGRA Board of Directors
VP Sustainability Governance, Yara International
Chief Executive Officer, SNV
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture in Rome