29 episodes

Today’s food insecurity requires new solutions. Have policymakers kept up, or are they relying on yesterday’s answers? On the Reset the Table podcast, CSIS Global Food Security Program director Caitlin Welsh makes room at the table for fresh ideas for solving food insecurity around the world—and right here at home.

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Today’s food insecurity requires new solutions. Have policymakers kept up, or are they relying on yesterday’s answers? On the Reset the Table podcast, CSIS Global Food Security Program director Caitlin Welsh makes room at the table for fresh ideas for solving food insecurity around the world—and right here at home.

    Replenishing the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development with IFAD President Alvaro Lario

    Replenishing the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development with IFAD President Alvaro Lario

    The President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr. Alvaro Lario, joins CSIS Global Food and Water Security Program Director Catilin Welsh to discuss the outcomes of recent milestone meetings for agricultural development financing, and how momentum from these events can help carry IFAD’s priorities into COP28. President Lario and Director Welsh explore the mechanics of IFAD’s innovative financing model and discuss the considerable commitments that countries around the world have already made towards IFAD’s upcoming replenishment cycle. They wrap up the conversation reflecting on President Lario’s achievements in the first year of his presidency—and what he aims to accomplish in the coming year.

    • 22 min
    Reflecting on a Food Systems Approach to Today’s Challenges with Dr. Lawrence Haddad

    Reflecting on a Food Systems Approach to Today’s Challenges with Dr. Lawrence Haddad

    In our first episode of Reset the Table season 3, Dr. Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), sits down with CSIS Global Food and Water Security Program Director Caitlin Welsh to explore food systems approaches to today’s challenges to food security and nutrition. Dr. Haddad discusses the interconnected relationships between water, nutrition, and agriculture, ways GAIN’s programming works to address them as we head into COP28—and what it’s like to discuss these issues with Prince William of Wales.

    • 27 min
    Recognizing the Role of Food Safety to Food and Nutrition Security with Caroline Smith DeWaal

    Recognizing the Role of Food Safety to Food and Nutrition Security with Caroline Smith DeWaal

    Caroline Smith DeWaal, Deputy Director of EatSafe at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), joins Caitlin Welsh to discuss the centrality of food safety to food and nutrition security, and how it is often overlooked in global food policy frameworks. Ms. DeWaal explains how EatSafe became a Feed the Future project addressing food safety in traditional food markets in Ethiopia and Nigeria. Ms. Welsh and Ms. DeWaal wrap up the final episode of Reset the Table’s second season discussing the relationship between climate change and food safety, and how this was addressed at the recent Codex Committee on Food Hygiene meeting in San Diego. 

    • 27 min
    Reporting on Food Security and Global Diets from a Gender Perspective

    Reporting on Food Security and Global Diets from a Gender Perspective

    Lauren Phillips, Deputy Director of the UN FAO Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division, and Anna Herforth, Senior Research Associate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of the Global Diet Quality Project, join Caitlin Welsh on this episode of Reset the Table. Dr. Phillips explains the growing gap between food insecurity among women and men, and how this gap was measured in the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report and the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES). Dr. Herforth describes how the recent data released by the Global Diet Quality Project can be disaggregated to measure women’s dietary diversity around the world, and its relationship to food access and women’s roles in food systems.

    • 21 min
    Reaffirming IFAD’s Priorities for COP27 with Jo Puri

    Reaffirming IFAD’s Priorities for COP27 with Jo Puri

    Jo Puri, Vice President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) sits down with GFSP Director Caitlin Welsh to discuss IFAD’s priorities ahead of COP27. Ms. Puri explains how the UN agency measures its investments' impacts on indicators such as resilience, economic mobility, and nutrition in the rural communities it serves. Ms. Welsh and Ms. Puri wrap up the episode with a discussion on IFAD’s strategy to elevate the importance of biodiversity to global agriculture at COP27 in Egypt and at COP15, the Montreal Biodiversity Conference, in the coming months.  

    • 26 min
    Recapping the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health with Ertharin Cousin

    Recapping the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health with Ertharin Cousin

    Kimberly Flowers, GFSP Senior Associate (Non-resident), sits down with Ertharin Cousin, CEO of Food Systems for the Future, former Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, to discuss the first White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health held in over 50 years. The White House Conference resulted in a National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Ms. Cousin, who sat on the advisory panel for the conference and national strategy, shared her perspectives on the conference’s outcomes and how we can ensure the strategy’s goals are monitored and met. Ms. Flowers and Ms. Cousin conclude the episode by discussing how public- and private-sector actors can engage with communities facing hunger and diet-related diseases. 

    • 27 min

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