Transformative Change: The Law as a Driver of Better Agri-Food Systems


The 2021 Lecture continues the Institute’s tradition of featuring global legal experts and their thinking about current legal issues. Ms. Rugarabamu will present the Food and Agriculture Organization’s perspective and legal initiatives in the context of the recent U.N. Food Systems Summit, FAO’s goals, current food supply chain challenges and South-South cooperation for food security, among other trending legal issues. FAO, with 194 member countries and working in over 130 countries worldwide, is the U.N. Specialized agency leading international efforts to defeat hunger. It will have the lead role in implementing the outcomes of the recent U.N. Food Systems Summit.

The 2021 World Food Law Institute Lecture is one of the events noted by FAO as it celebrates World Food Day this year. The Lecture was initiated by the Institute to highlight the importance of food law and policy in identifying challenges and creating solutions to current and trending issues for the food and agriculture sectors, producers and consumers in keeping with the goal of exploring law as an instrument for positive change.

Date and Location

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:30am to 10:30am