OECD: 3rd Meeting of the OECD Food Chain Analysis Network
THIRD MEETING OF THE OECD FOOD CHAIN ANALYSIS NETWORK MOBILISING THE FOOD CHAIN FOR HEALTH 25-26 October 2012, OECD Conference Centre, Paris DRAFT AGENDADiet and health issues are rising in importance on the international policy agenda, with an increasingburden of chronic diseases in countries at all levels of income. The health and economic costs toindividuals, society and the public purse are significant, but they are also avoidable - at least inpart - through improved diets and nutrition. Health, education and wider development policy all have arole to play to ensure better health outcomes: but what is role of food and agricultural policies and of thefood system more generally?This meeting of the Food Chain Analysis Network, organised jointly with OECD’s Health Committee,will bring together stakeholders from governments, international organisations, the private sector, andnon-governmental organisations to discuss how together they might craft new approaches andpartnerships to improve the food chain’s contribution to improving health through better nutrition.The meeting will address the nature and extent of nutrition-related health issues, differences acrosscountries at different levels of income, the outcomes of public and private sector initiatives and whatfurther actions and partnerships at different levels in the food chain might contribute to improvingnutrition outcomes.
Thursday 25 October10:00:10:15 Opening: OECD Secretariat welcome10:15-10:45 Nutrition transition and non-communicable chronic disease K.P. Shetty, University of Southampton Medical School10:45-11:15 Setting the scene: Nutrition, health and chronic diseases, issues and challenges Franco Sassi, OECD Secretariat11:15-12:15 Open Discussion12:15-14:00 Lunch break Chair: Chairman, Health Committee Moderator: Anya Satiram, Director, Rockhopper TV14:00-15:45 Panel session I: Aligning agro-food policies and initiatives with health and nutrition goals. How can agriculture contribute to achieving society’s nutrition and health goals? Can farm level product innovations help achieve nutrition and health goals? What policy strategies might improve health outcomes? Speaker: Linda Fulponi, OECD Panel: • Robert Pederson, Manager, European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium • Josef Schmidhuber, FAO • Dan Glickman, Bipartisan Policy Center, • Government15:45-16:15 Break16:15-18:00 Panel session II: What public and private initiatives for the production and marketing of healthy foods? What innovations and reformulations of foods are underway to increase the healthy food options? Is there a role for governments in providing for the production of healthy foods. Speaker: Francesco Branca, Director of Nutrition, WHO Panel: Industry perspectives: • Roberto Ciati, Scientific Relation Director, Barilla • Janet Voute, Nestle, • Sue Davies, Chief Policy Advisor, Which? And Consumers International • Dutch Federation of Food Industries • Government
Friday 26 October Chair: Chairman, Working Party on Agricultural Policies and Markets (tbc) Moderator: Anne Trollope, Editor, Food Policy9:00-11:00 Panel session III: The consumer choice dilemma: how can the food environment facilitate healthy food choices? What are the impacts of relative prices on consumer food choice? How and what information provision can help consumers make healthy food choices? Speaker: Laurian Unnivehr, IFPRI Panel: • Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC • Horatio Gonzalez Alemán, Managing Director, Spanish Food and Drink Federation • Spanish Government • Karen Tonks, Nutritionist, Tesco (tbc) • Yael Lehman, The Food Trust , US • Walmart, US ( tbc)11:00-11:30 Break11:30-12:45 Panel session IV: Is a healthy diet economically sustainable? How important might healthy diets be in reducing risks of chronic disease and health costs? What might be the consequences of moving towards healthy diets for agricultural output, trade and prices? Discussion of results from OECD analyses based on health and agricultural policy models. Speakers: Ignacio Perez and Michele Cecchini, OECD Panel: • Karen Lock, Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (tbc) • Louis Georges Soler, Director for Research, ALISS-INRA12:45: 14:15 Lunch14:15-14:45 Keynote Address Food Matters: An integrative approach to food policy Tim Lang, Professor Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, City University London (tbc)