Transforming Food Systems: An Agenda for Science, Policy-making and Investment 

Dr Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), will give the 2022 Annual Lecture of the Global Development Hub at Imperial College London.

Small corn plants on field

Dr Kalibata will set-out a food systems change agenda for government, the private sector and policy makers, and underline the role for science and technology in driving innovation and informing evidence-based food systems interventions. 

Agnes Kalibata is a Rwandan agricultural scientist, policy-maker and advocate focused on food system reform. Born in Rwanda and raised as a refugee in Uganda, she went on to become Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, promoting the use of science-based approaches to agriculture to increase food production and improve food security, with a focus on family farmers. Since 2014 she has been president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an African-led organization committed to improving the food security and incomes of farming households in African countries. She served as the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, accelerating action totransform food systems around the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr Kalibata is a member of the Malabo Montpellier Panel.  

Professor David Nabarro, the Co-lead, UN Global Crisis Response Group, World Health Organisation’s Special Envoy on COVID-19 and Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London will lead a Q&A session with Dr Kalibata. 

Date: Monday 28 November 

Time: 17.30 – Lecture 
          18.30 – Reception 

Venue: G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ 

Please register to attend on Eventbrite by Friday 11 November. 
If you would prefer to receive a link to watch the lecture virtually, please select this option when you register. 

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