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Side event: Exploring the Potential Benefits of Repurposing Subsidies and Other Forms of Public Support to Agriculture in Africa
byANH Academy
Academy Week Research Conference
Date and Time
From: 28 June 2023, 17:15
To: 28 June 2023, 18:15 - CAT (GMT+2)
Street: Umodzi Park Chilembwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

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Times are in CAT (GMT+2)


Repurposing support for agriculture and food systems offers considerable scope for obtaining improved outcomes in terms of simultaneously addressing malnutrition, environmental degradation, and in promoting jobs and economic growth. This event will present new modelling which explores the potential of repurposing subsidies to reform food systems. The event will be hybrid and will include an open discussion which will enable attendees to explore the relevance of their own national circumstances.

  • Presentation by Prof. Patrick Webb of new modelling analysis commissioned by GLOPAN
  • Panel reactions: 4 senior figures will be invited to speak for a maximum of 5 minutes to give their reaction to the presentation, and to comment more generally on the potential role of subsidies in African food systems.
  • Open discussion by the audience: opportunities to ask questions and debate the potential benefits and practicalities of repurposing subsidies in Africa.


Organizations involved
  • Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition (GLOPAN)
  • Tufts University
  • The World Bank
  • Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Malawian Ministry of Agriculture


  • Professor Patrick Webb (Tufts University / technical advisor to The Global Panel)

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