Brussels

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
14:00 - 17:00 (CET)

The round table discussion took place in person in Brussels and focused on how new challenges from market developments impact the agricultural sector, and how enhancing sustainable productivity could alleviate such impacts.

Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order)

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Máximo Torero Cullen

Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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Chief Economist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Mr. Maximo Torero Cullen is the Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He joined the Organization in January 2019 as Assistant Director-General for the Economic and Social Development Department. Prior to joining FAO, he was the World Bank Group Executive Director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay since November 2016 and before the Bank Mr. Torero led the Division of the Markets, Trade, and Institutions at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). His major research work lies mostly in analyzing poverty, inequality, importance of geography and assets (private or public) in explaining poverty, and in policies oriented towards poverty alleviation based on the role played by infrastructure, institutions, and on how technological breakthroughs (or discontinuities) can improve the welfare of households and small farmers. His experience encompasses Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.

Mr. Torero, a national of Peru, holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of the Pacific, Lima, Peru. He is a professor on leave at the University of the Pacific, Perú, and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at University of Bonn, Germany, and has also published in top journals (QJE, Econometric Theory, AER-Applied Microeconomics, RSTAT, Labor Economics and many other top journals).

Mr. Torero has received in 2000 the Georg Foster Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, won the Award for Outstanding Research on Development given by the Global Development Network, twice, in 2000 and in 2002, and received the Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite Agricole in 2014.

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Twitter – @MaximoTorero
Website – www.maximotorero.com

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Lee Ann Jackson

Head of Division, Agro-food Trade and Markets, OECD

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Head of Division, Agro-food Trade and Markets, OECD

Lee Ann Jackson is an experienced operational and strategic leader committed to working on key global issues with proven record of management in multi-cultural environments. Creative problem-solver, curious about alternative views and comfortable mediating conflict. Dynamic speaker and moderator in international dialogues. Dedicated international professional passionate about organizational learning and delivering a positive impact.

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Shari Rogge-Fidler

President and CEO, Farm Foundation

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President and CEO, Farm Foundation

Shari is president and CEO of Farm Foundation with over 25 years of global leadership and executive experience. She has a unique perspective, developed through her experience as a fifth-generation farm owner and operator, entrepreneur in the organic branded food industry, founder of an agribusiness consulting firm and leader of a soil health technology firm. Shari also served as CEO for a suite of service companies for 1,000 farms across the US. She began her career in London in financial services and continued in Europe with the Boston Consulting Group. Shari has served on several corporate boards, including Farm Credit Mid America and Coastal Pet. She currently serves as a trustee for The Nature Conservancy, and advisory boards of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, and Lewis & Clark Agrifood Fund.

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Mark Titterington

Co-Founder & Director, Forum for the Future of Agriculture

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Co-Founder & Director, Forum for the Future of Agriculture

Mark has enjoyed a long career in the agri-food sector having previously worked at the United Nations and for Syngenta where he held a number of senior leadership positions in corporate affairs and business sustainability in the EAME region and globally. After leaving Syngenta in 2017, Mark became Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and nurturing STEM skills in young people. Mark later became Head of Marketing and Public Affairs for Indigo Agriculture Europe GmbH. Mark is a co-founder and senior adviser to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture and a Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Policy Network.

Agenda

Mar 27, 2024

14:00 - 17:00 (CET)

Panel 1 - New market challenges for sustainable productivity growth and their link to climate action

The first panel focused on new market challenges for sustainable productivity growth and their link to climate action.

Panel 2 - Report of the Global Forum on Farm Policy and Innovation (GFFPI)

The second panel presented the Report of the Global Forum on Farm Policy and Innovation (GFFPI) based on the discussions at the OECD last October, with the idea of presenting examples on sustainable productivity around soil and land management.

The read the report click here.

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