High-level Brussels Dialogue - From reaction to prevention: anticipatory action against food crises
Date & TimeTuesday, 12th of October 2021; 11:00 - 13:30 CEST
This Brussels Dialogue, organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the European Commission Directorate-General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will provide an opportunity to showcase the experience of key partners in implementing anticipatory action at country level. The dialogue will illustrate how anticipatory action can contribute to a concrete application of a nexus approach to food crises. It will provide recommendations on scaling up anticipatory action as a key component of humanitarian and development programmes over the coming years.
- QU Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Crisis Management
- David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme
The Global Network on Food Crises has recognised the role of effective and efficient prevention and response measures in the short term in order to reduce humanitarian needs. The efforts to increase the stability and resilience of food systems is also coherent with the objectives of the UN Food Systems Summit, which is expected to stress the pivotal role of sustainable and resilient agri-food systems in safeguarding food security.
Anticipatory action has emerged as one of the crucial modalities in dealing more effectively with shocks to food systems and in preventing the short-term deterioration of acute food insecurity. By protecting people’s livelihoods and food production ahead of shocks, it represents a critical tool in preventing hunger, reducing humanitarian needs and making livelihoods and food systems resilient for the future
The event will provide an opportunity to showcase the experience of key partners in implementing anticipatory action at country level, addressing food crises and will provide recommendations on how to scale-up it up in the coming years.