Resilient enterprise: Examining policies to encourage farmer innovation

Resilient agri-food enterprises, from small farms to processing stations, are key to a sustainable food system. However, encouraging more resilient enterprises requires the design and implementation of coordinated policy reforms that promote environmentally, socially and financially balanced food system outcomes. But in examples from Sri Lanka to the Netherlands, we see examples of policy hampering, not helping, transition. Strong, replicable policymaking is key to advancing an enabling environment that supports sustainable farming. Thus, this panel will examine case studies of recent policy successes, challenges, and lessons learnt in agri-food systems, focusing on how policy solutions can help support farmer wellbeing against a background of environmental pressures, extreme weather, and other climate-related events.