Food security is at risk from new threats and there is a growing awareness of previously unrecognized sources of instability. As the food system becomes increasingly globalized and interconnected, disruptions reverberate faster and more widely than ever before.
Vulnerabilities in the global supply chain, the impacts of climate change and instability in the global food market all have the potential to cause significant long-term disruption. As demand increases, there is an increased need to stabilize this fragile system.
Senior policy-makers and business leaders will map the risks facing the global food system, analyse the potential impact and identify priorities for action. Discussion will consider what is required in terms of national policy, international cooperation and new business practice to mitigate these risks and find cost-effective ways to ensure a more resilient food system.
Key questions for discussion include: