Food Banks, the UN Food Systems Summit, and the Future of Food: A Conversation between Dr. Agnes Kalibata and Catherine Bertini

This session recording is available in English and Spanish.

The first-ever UN Food Systems Summit took place in September 2021. This Summit gathered everyone across the food system – from farmers to food producers, policymakers to private sector players – to discuss, debate, and dream together about how we build equitable, inclusive, resilient food systems.

Ahead of the Summit, The Global FoodBanking Network hosted a special conversation between the UN’s Special Envoy to the Food Systems Summit, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, and UN Food Systems Summit Champion, Catherine Bertini. They discussed why this is a unique moment to rethink our food systems and how this process can only be successful if it includes the voices of all people.

Welcome Remarks:

  • Lisa Moon, President and CEO, The Global FoodBanking Network


  • Dr. Agnes Kalibata, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit; President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  • Catherine Bertini, Champion, UN Food Systems Summit; Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, USA
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