On September 29, IATP hosted an in-person two-part panel discussion with international experts on what causes food shocks, and how we can protect and promote healthy food systems the world over. "Confronting the challenges in our food systems: What can we do?" was moderated by IATP Executive Director Sophia Murphy, Ph.D. Panel members included the following:
- Dr. Daniel De La Torre Ugarte, Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, The University of Tennessee and Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)
- Pat Mooney, Co-founder, ETC Group (Canada)
- Sagari Ramdas, Popular Educator, Kudali Learning Centre (India)
- Nick Levendofsky, Executive Director, Kansas Farmers Union (U.S.)
- Marie Clarke, Vice President, Global Programs, Women for Women International (U.S.)
- Shefali Sharma, Director of IATP Europe (Germany)
- Rose Williams, Biowatch (South Africa)
- Hikaru Peterson, Ph. D., University of Minnesota (U.S.)
During the panel, experts discussed why are our food systems so fragile, and how agriculture came to be such an integral part of our planetary climate crisis. They also considered how communities, regions and countries are taking steps to make our food systems healthier and more resilient.
Watch the recording of both sessions of the two-part discussion above.