The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the inequity, fragility and failures of our food and agricultural system. Those outcomes are not inevitable but rather, have been shaped by public policy, or the lack thereof. If there has ever been a time to lean in and fund movements to turn the tide on public policy, this is the time. The next crisis could very well be triggered by climate change. We must do better. Funders must have a collaborative effort around federal climate, food, and agriculture policy if we want to win structural and systemic change.
Please join us online for our 2020 Policy Outlook and Strategy Series: Climate, Agriculture, Farm Bill 2023. We look forward to engaging in discussion and strategy with you!
This is the second pre-conference session of the 2020 Policy Outlook and Strategy Series, view entire program details here.
Food Security, Equity, and the Farm Bill
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – 10 am PT / 11 am MT / 12 pm CT / 1 pm ET (90 minutes)
COVID-19 has made it impossible for anyone in America to ignore the fragility and inequities in our country’s food system. These problems are not new, but the ripple effects of the pandemic have leveled serious threats to the ability of everyday people to feed themselves and their families. The focus on this webinar will be to explore the historical context and inequities of federal food and agriculture policy, and how this has led to widespread food insecurity with specific communities disproportionately burdened. From there we will move towards a discussion of how the Farm Bill currently seeks to address hunger and nutrition, including where it falls short, and how anti-hunger groups and the Native Farm Bill Coalition are working to address hunger and food insecurity both through COVID response legislation as well as in the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill debate.
Speakers: Colby Duren, director, Native Farm Bill Coalition Noah Fulmer, director of national partnerships, Fair Food Network (moderator) Ricardo Salvador, director and senior scientist, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists Stacy Dean, vice president for food assistance policy, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities