Agnes Kalibata, the former Rwandan Minister for Agriculture, has been tasked with leading the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit. In an interview with UN News, she outlined her vision for a transformed international system that is more resilient, fairer, and less harmful to the planet.
Recognized as one of Africa’s foremost thought leaders, and a powerful advocate for agricultural reform, Agnes Kalibata is responsible for running the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit.
In an interview with Conor Lennon from UN News, Ms. Kalibata, the Secretary-General’s Envoy for the event, outlines the ways that food systems are negatively impacting the world, and how she plans to use the Summit to address these problems.
She began by acknowledging that the term “Food Systems” is not widely understood, and explained why it is so important to tackle the issue.