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Making better policies for food systems


N8 AgriFood has teamed up with the OECD to host this free webinar for doctoral students and early career researchers


The new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report Making Better Policies for Food Systems brings together decades of OECD research and policy recommendations into a coherent view on  food systems to support policy makers around the world. The report focuses on three questions: 

  • What has been the performance of food systems to date, and what role did policies play?  
  • How can policy makers design coherent policies to provide food security and nutrition for a growing global  population, support livelihoods for those working along the food supply chain and contribute to environmental sustainability?  
  • How can policy makers deal with frictions related to facts, interests, and values, which often complicate the task of achieving better policies?

In this webinar, experts in policy making from  within N8 AgriFood and at the OECD will review the  findings of the report and its implications for policy  making in the UK food system. There will also be a  Q&A session where you can expand the debate. 


  • Professor Lisa Collins – Head of the School of Biology, Chair in Smart Agri-Systems  and Director of the National Pig Centre, University of Leeds 
  • Lee Ann Jackson – Head of Agro-food Trade and Markets Division, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate 
  • Koen Deconinck – Policy Analyst, OECD 
  • Professor Bob Doherty – Director, N8 AgriFood Food Systems Policy Hub and  Chair in AgriFood, University of York 
  • Jonathan Brooks – Head of the Agriculture and Resources Policies Division,  OECD and member of the N8 AgriFood Food Systems Policy Hub Advisory Group 

Take Part 

This event is open to doctoral students, early career researchers  and interested parties from across the N8 Universities (Newcastle University, Durham University, the University of York, the University of Leeds, The University of Sheffield, The University of Manchester, the University of Liverpool and Lancaster University), as well as invited guests.

You can sign up for the webinar on Eventbrite here. Registration closes on Wednesday 28 April 2021 at noon. 

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