Independent Food System Dialogue: Game changers to tackle the food loss and waste challenge

On April 14 ONE\THIRD hosted an official side-event to World Food Summit 2021 – Better Food For More People. The objective of the dialogue was to create a setting and show case selected game changing solutions with a scalable potential with the overall aim to highlight actions to accelerate food systems transformation. At the end of the event the participants delivered ideas on actions and next steps to accelerate game changing solutions within food loss and waste as a contribution to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.

Find the recommendations on actions from each of the 6 dialogue tracks in the event summary below.

highlights from the event

Game changing solutions to tackle the food loss and waste challenge
April 14, 15:00-17:00 CET

15.00-15:10: Welcome by Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of ONE\THIRD and food system champion to FSS 2021 and Moderator: Lise Walbom, CEO, Food Nation: Short interview with Flemming Besenbacher.

Keynote speakers
15:10-15:17: Wiebe Draijer, Chairman of the Managing Board, Rabobank
15:17-15:24: Eva Koffeman, UN Youth Rep for Biodiversity and Food
15:24-15:31: Martin Frick, Detupty to the UN Food System Summit’s special envoy

15:35-16:35: Dialogues in 6 tracks

Dialogue 1: Public private partnerships
Facilitator: Liz Goodwin, First Senior Fellow and Director, World Resources Institute
Speaker 1: Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of ONE\THIRD. Speaker 2: Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP

Dialogue 2: Food loss and waste as a business opportunity
Facilitator: Jan Laustsen, Director, International Relations, Danish Agricultural and Food Council
Speaker 1: Annemarie Meisling, Senior Director, Sustainability and External Affairs, Chr. Hansen A/S. Speaker 2: Karin Beukel, Founder, Agrain, Circular Food Technology. Speaker 3: Bob Hutten, Founder, Hutten, Soup Case

Dialogue 3: Consumers and civil society
Facilitator: Anja Philip, President, The Danish Consumer Council
Speaker 1: Selina Juul, Founder, Stop Wasting Food Movement. Speaker 2: Stine Rendal Kristoffersen Knudsen, Environmental Project Manager, Copenhagen Municipality

Dialogue 4: International partnerships
Facilitator: Birgitte Qvist Sørensen, General Secretary, DanChurchAid
Speaker 1: Cool Move Initiative, Lieke Verhofstad, Food and Agri Networks, Rabobank & Maximo Torero Cullen, Chief Economist, FAO. Speaker 2: Irene Qvist Mortensen, CSR Director, Arla Foods, Milky Way Nigeria

Dialogue 5: Technology, science and activation of youth
Facilitator: Christine Nellemann, Director of Institute, National Food Institute DTU
Speaker 1: Prajeet Patel, Senior Advisor, Intello Labs. Speaker 2: #Food4Future hackathons: Feline, Karisse & Danielè  

Dialogue 6: Financing
Facilitator: Ian de Cruz, Global Director, P4G
Speaker 1: Ben Valk, Head Food Agri Partnerships, Rabobank. Speaker 2: Geeta Sethi, Program Manager, World Bank

Wrap up
16:35–17:00: Main session – WRAP UP of discussions by facilitators. Moderated by Lise Walbom. Final remarks by Flemming Besenbacher.

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