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Session 4: Strengthening Partnerships for Food Systems Transformation in Asia and the Pacific

09:00 am - 10:30 am
ADB Auditorium

This session discusses the achievement and lessons learned from the ADB’s operation in AFNR sector including Strategy 2030 OP5 and $14 billion commitment to food security in September 2022. The session shares the takeaways of IFI Global Forum for Food Systems Transformation and discusses the partnerships to accelerate the food system transformation in Asia and the Pacific. Join via Zoom

Group Photo: Session Participants

Moderator:

  • Albert F. ParkChief Economist and Director General, Economic Research and Development Impact Department, ADB 

Keynote Presentations:

  • James Catto, Director, Office of International Development Policy. U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Qingfeng Zhang, Senior Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, ADB

Panelists:

  • Yvonne Pinto, Director General, International Rice Research Institute
  • Purvi MehtaSenior Advisor, Global Growth and Opportunities, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Reehana RazaRegional Director for the Asia and the Pacific Division, IFAD
  • John AylieffRegional Director, Asia-Pacific, WFP
  • Animesh Shrivastava, Lead Agriculture Economist, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, East Asia, and Pacific Region, World Bank
  • Elhadji Adama Toure, Program Manager, Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

Q&A

Speakers

Albert Park

Chief Economist

Asian Development Bank

Animesh Shrivastava

Lead Agriculture Economist, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, East Asia, and Pacific Region

World Bank

Elhadji Adama Touré

Lead Agricultural Economist and Program Manager

Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

James Catto

Director, Office of International Development Policy

U.S. Department of Treasury

John Aylieff

Regional Director, Asia-Pacific

World Food Programme

Purvi Mehta

Senior Advisor

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Qingfeng Zhang

Senior Director, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sector Group

Asian Development Bank

Reehana Rifat Raza

Regional Director for the Asia and the Pacific Division

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Yvonne Pinto

Director General

International Rice Research Institute