The realignment of subsidies relating to food production and food systems more generally, offers a massive opportunity for policy makers concerned with the reform of food systems. It has been shown that this could help address the substantial deficit in the global production of nutrient-rich foods, and act to reduce food loss and nutrient waste. It could stimulate GDP growth and jobs, contribute to delivering healthier diets, and promote the health and wellbeing of populations. Realignment could also play a key role in helping to address the spiral of decline between food systems and the natural environment, and in strengthening the resilience of food systems to environmental change.
This parallel session will start by drawing upon the latest science and evidence to address a gap highlighted from the first wave of solutions.