LESSONS FROM UKRAINE
ONLINE PANEL EVENT
THURSDAY 7TH JULY 2022
What does war in Ukraine, and the global response to conflict, tell us about global food production and food systems more broadly?
What does Russia's war in Ukraine tell us about structural weaknesses in the global food system? Is this conflict a fore-taste of things to come, as major food and fossil fuel-producing nations begin to strategically reposition their economies? And what does the response to this conflict tell us about the power of the agricultural lobby and the level of global policy support for an agroecological transition?
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CHANTAL WEI-YING CLÉMENT
Chantal is the Deputy Director of IPES-Food. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University, where she taught undergrad courses on the politics of food. Her research focuses on local food systems, governance and agroecology. Her work in the EU, North America, and West Africa has included projects on community food security, corporate concentration in the food system, and food sovereignty.
Joona is a nature-based solution expert and founder at Soil Watch, a climate tech start-up that helps to build and finance large scale landscape restoration and regenerative agriculture projects in the Global South. Joona has consulted with several UN agencies, such as the WFP, the ILO and the CGIARs, living on the frontier of the climate crises in Sahel.
Regi began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988. He consulted for UNDP and advised the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He is now the president of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, and farms in Northfield Minnesota. His book, 'In the Shadow of Green Man' is subtitled, 'My Journey from Poverty and Hunger to Food Security and Hope'.
Sue is the chief executive of the UK Food, Farming & Countryside Commission. She has extensive experience working with leaders in businesses, governments and enterprises, blending the academic and the practical for sustainable systems change. Sue lives with her family on an organic, permaculture, livestock farm in Wales.
Patrick is the founding director of the Sustainable Food Trust. He established a farm in Wales in 1973, producing wheat for flour production sold locally, carrots and milk from an 85 cow Ayrshire dairy herd, now made into a single farm cheddar style cheese by his son Sam. He worked at the Soil Association for nearly 20 years.
ffinlo is the chief executive of Farmwel and founder of the Food & Global Security Network. He has worked in politics and with NGOs for 25 years, and has spent periods as a journalist and broadcaster. ffinlo also produces the Farm Gate podcast.
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