Mobilizing means of implementation for food systems transformation

Wednesday, 26th July, 09:30-12:30



The United Nations Food Systems Summit identified five means of implementation as key enablers in the acceleration of the transformation: finance, science and innovation, data, trade, and governance. This session looks at the challenges and opportunities for development financing for transformation and how finance and the other means of implementation should align and interact to strengthen transformative actions.


This session will delve into issues of financing system transformation, including the identification of existing and newly created transformation-specific development finance windows and products. It will consider how to strengthen financial partnerships between governments, development finance institutions, the private sector, and other transformation actors. The session will also bring together key messages from other Stocktaking Moment sessions, linking them to issues of finance and investigating how to address the challenges they present in a more holistic way.

The session will focus on the following questions:

  • How to enhance, redirect and repurpose all sources of financing for sustainable, inclusive, resilient food systems for healthy diets?
  • How to finance innovation and strengthen the science-policy interface to design and implement more equitable, effective, and sustainable pathways.
  • How can dialogue with countries inform future steps to better incorporate their data needs, priorities, and metrics, including understanding of synergies and trade-offs of policy and investment choices?

The session will share reflections and lessons learned and form an overall view of the situation with respect to the Means of Implementation. It will highlight challenges and solutions needed at country level to catalyze the enablers to support food system transformation. Session conclusions will provide a unified narrative of issues to underpin integrated change and action across the enablers. This will help to align global and national efforts for change, including mobilizing financial resources and mapping out next steps.


Ministerial Statements


UNFSS+2 Ministerial Statements


UNFSS+2 Ministerial Statement


H.E. Themba Masuku
H.E. Mr. Themba Masuku

Deputy Prime Minister, Eswatini

Donal Brown
Mr. Donal Brown

Associate Vice President, Programme Management Department, IFAD

Mr. Christopher Ian Brett
Mr. Christopher Ian Brett

Lead Agribusiness Specialist in the Global Agricultural Practice of the World Bank 

Michael Chorske
Mr. Michael Chorske

Operating Partner, Pegasus Capital

Giancarlo Sandrin
Mr. Giancarlo Sandrin

Head, Legal General Investment Management (LGIM) 

Malala Rabenero
Ms. Malala Rabenero

SME Representative, SOAFIARY

Lovelyn Nnenna Ejim Nat
Ms. Lovelyn Nnenna Ejim Nat

Vice-President, Rice Farmers Assoc. of Nigeria

Juan Lucas Restrepo
Mr. Juan Lucas Restrepo

Global Director Partnerships and Advocacy, Director General Alliance on Biodiversity

Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted
Ms. Shakuntala Thilsted

Director, Nutrition, Health and Food Security Impact Area Platform, CGIAR, SAC Chair

Mr Máximo Torero Cullen
Mr. Máximo Torero Cullen

Chief Economist at FAO

Agnes Kalibata
Ms. Agnes Kalibata

President, AGRA

Dr Jo Puri
Ms. Jo Puri

Associate Vice President, Strategy and Knowledge Department, IFAD

Martien Van Nieuwkoop
Mr. Martien Van Nieuwkoop

Global Director Agriculture and Global Food Practice, World Bank

Ertharin Cousin
Ms. Ertharin Cousin

CEO and Founder, Food Systems for the Future

Satu Santala
Ms. Satu Santala

Associate Vice President, External Relations and Governance, IFAD

Ali Bety
H.E. Mr. Ali Bety

Minister 3N, Niger

Elizabeth Mwende
Ms. Elizabeth Mwende

Youth Representative and Agricultural Engineer

Interventions from the floor

Representatives from:

  • Albania
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Luxembourg 
  • Namibia
  • Oman
  • Palestine 
  • Sudan
  • Turkey