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14 Oct, 2020

NewsGIFS Board Chair Alanna Koch Speaks at Food and Agriculture Organization World Food Day Talks 2020

Alanna Koch, Board Chair of the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), today spoke at a World Food Day virtual event hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

World Food Day Talks is an annual event held to commemorate World Food Day on October 16. This year’s event also marked the 75th anniversary of the FAO.

Speaking on the theme of Innovation, Koch highlighted its evolution and role in agriculture, as well as its potential to help address global challenges. She concluded her remarks by emphasizing the importance of continued investments in innovation and agriculture’s relevance to building global sustainable development. 

The event also featured other speakers, Dominque Burgeon of the FAO and Kristie Ebie, professor and researcher at the University of Washington, who spoke respectively on the themes of Resilience and Sustainability. 

Click here to watch the event.

Alanna Koch, Board Chair, GIFS