Dr. Agnes Kalibata, former Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit, meets Ambassador Seidenberger in Rome.

15.06.2022 - Article

Rome, 13 June 2022 - During a visit to Rome, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Director of AGRA and former Special Representative to the UN Food Systems Summit (FSS), met with Ambassador Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger and the German Executive Director at IFAD, Ronald Meyer.

Dr. Agnes Kalibata and Ambassador Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger
Dr. Agnes Kalibata and Ambassador Dr. Ulrich Seidenberger© StäV Rom

One of the topics was an interesting exchange about

  • the follow-up to the FSS (Food Systems Summit 2021), as well as the
  • the Global Alliance for Food Security (GAFS) recently launched by the German G7 Presidency together with the World Bank.

Background Information

As Special Envoy to the UN Secretary-General, Dr. Kalibata worked with the United Nations system and key partners to provide leadership, guidance and strategic direction for the 2021 Food Systems Summit.

Ms. Kalibata was responsible for communicating and collaborating with key leaders, including governments. The Summit was intended to catalyze the Decade of Action to improve food systems around the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

Since 2014, Dr. Kalibata has also served as president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). In this role, she guides the organization's efforts, in collaboration with public and private partners, to create a stable and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth that improves the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa

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