A path to more sustainable food and commodity production

25 Jun 2020

Global studies and many commodity producers and brands agree on the need to transform food/commodity production and landscape management to more sustainable and inclusive approaches. This session at GLF Bonn 2020 will discuss opportunities and constraints around bridging gaps in policy, practice and financing for sustainable value chains. The session will introduce the GEF7-funded Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program as a key partnership to advance work on these issues. With leaders from private and public sector, the panel will explore these questions: How is an integrative program focused on agricultural value chains aligned to protect our common home and respond to global crises like climate change and COVID-19? How do we bridge the financing and performance gap between global commitments and positive action on the ground? How do we leverage private sector commitments to increase investment in sustainable and equitable value chains?

Originally titled “Greening food systems: accelerating the transition to environmental sustainability”, this session hosted by the World Bank aired on June 5th, 2020 at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference.

  • World Bank


  • Martien van Nieuwkoop

    Global Director, Agriculture and Food Global Practice , World Bank

  • Craig Hanson

    Vice President For Food, Forest, Water & The Ocean, World Resources Institute

  • Tania Lozansky

    Senior Manager of Advisory for Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services sectors, International Finance Corporation

  • Bernard Giraud

    President, Livelihoods Venture

  • Mohamed Bakarr

    Lead Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility

  • Chris Brett

    Lead Agribusiness Specialist, World Bank

  • Christopher Stewart

    Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Olam International