This session will showcase experts from leading organizations like FAO (Food and Agriculture
Organization) and IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), who will debate and
explore solutions to maintain stable Public Development Bank (PDB) investments in resilient global
food systems that can withstand economic and climate-related shocks. The panel aims to address
the underrepresentation of agriculture investments in PDB portfolios despite their significant
contribution to GDP in many low- and middle-income countries. Participants will gain insights into
concrete tools for measuring climate risks and impact, as well as examining successful cases where
blended finance instruments helped de-risk investments and mobilize more private capital for
essential food systems projects.