Food Systems Finance And The Climate And Food Nexus

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October 19, 2023

09:30 AM - 02:30 PM

On location

Event by ECDPM and The Netherlands Food Partnership

On 20 October 2023 from 10:30-15:30 CEST, ECDPM and the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) are hosting an informal roundtable discussion 'Food systems finance and climate and food nexus: An action oriented dialogue for a stronger engagement of the Dutch food network at the Rome-based agencies' with the aim to bridge connections and strengthen Dutch food network actors engagement with the work of the Rome-based agencies.

This roundtable discussion is intended to provide an opportunity for a diverse group of participants from the Dutch food network, the Rome-based agencies and African and European Delegations to mutually share recent insights from policy and programmes in two crucial policy areas in an informal and dynamic setting:

  • Session 1: Urgent and transformative action at the food and climate policy nexus: towards a stronger focus on food systems at COP28 
  • Session 2. Financing the food systems transformation: improved mechanisms for public and private finances to work in synergy for greater impact 

Programme (tentatively)

Session 1: 10:30 -12:30

  • Welcome remarks

  • Lessons from the Dutch network to accelerate action for food & climate

  • Role of the RBAs and African Delegations in the food-climate nexus agenda

  • Options for joint activities by the Dutch network in support of/in partnership with the RBAs

Networking Lunch: 12:30 - 13: 30

Session 2: 13:30 - 15:30

  • Lessons from the Dutch network actors: key success factors for public/private resources to effectively work together

  • Role of the RBAs, African and European Delegations in supporting a rethinking of the food financing architecture

  • Options for joint activities by the Dutch network in support of/in partnership with the RBAs

This discussion will also serve to identify remaining knowledge gaps and actions to improve Dutch-RBAs collaboration.

This face-to-face event in Rome is by invitation only

If you are interested in receiving an invitation for this meeting, please express your interest by sending an email to . 

Contact person


Nicole Metz

Senior Knowledge Broker - Netherlands Food Partnership

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  • Nicole Metz

    We received a question via LinkedIn. Bob van Dillen said: I'm also keen to hear the Rome institutions and other stakeholders views on food systems that are inclusive of vulnerable people, such as persons with disabilities. Any thoughts or resources you could share? They should be more than an afterthought when it comes to achieving SDG 2. See WeAreAble_NL If other readers have suggestions for resources re. the Rome Based Agencies' work to foster inclusiveness, please share. Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      In Uganda we have a challenge of availing adequate food for the growing population, which is also leading to rapid deforestation and other forms of environmental degradation. Do you consider holistic interventions that in addition to addressing food security also incorporate Sexual and Reproductive Health, including family planning services for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women? If so, can you share some summaries to this effect. additionally, biodiversity is also being rapidly lost in Uganda and the government seems unable to address this. Do you have some quick thoughts on what could/should be done?

      • Nicole Metz

        Thank you Peter Ibembe, you are right that food systems transformation touches upon and is influenced by various factors. E.g. environmental drivers and outcomes (deforestation, environmental degradation, biodiversity) and social drivers and outcomes (gender differences, SRH decisions). My quick thought is that a food systems lens helps to choose which intervention, or combination of interventions would be the most important one to have leverage on the systemic outcomes. Each development organisation, each company, each public sector official, could define which role they have there in. Maybe nice to refer you to Makerere University, NARO and RUFORUM who work on an interesting food systems transformation programme with Dutch and UK experts: