On December 9-10, 2020, NWO-WOTRO and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform organized the final virtual Food & Business Research Conference session on 'Scaling Insights for Sustainable Food Systems'.
This partnership aims at addressing persistent food security challenges in low and middle income countries and the urgent and growing need for adequate knowledge and solutions for regional and local problems related to food security. This final conference brought together all 75 from the Global Challenges Program (GCP) and the Applied Research Fund.
The objective of the GCP is to promote research based advanced understanding of emerging key issues in global and regional food security, their impact on local food security and the role of private sector development. The aim of the fourth call (GCP4), supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is to contribute to business models, incentives and innovative finance for scaling climate-smart agriculture across East Africa,
In case you missed it, tune into the recording of the session on how to scale climate-smart agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa for more resilient food systems, which was co-hosted by CCAFS.
This dynamic session featured on the ground insights on scaling climate-smart agriculture and boosting the climate resilience of livelihoods and food systems across Eastern and Southern Africa.
CCAFS Director Bruce Campbell presented the eleven actions that can transform food systems under climate change, developed as part of the CCAFS-led Transformation Initiative.
Download the Transformation Initiative report, developed with more than 100 partner organizations: Actions to Transform Food Systems Under Climate Change
Playback 'Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture in Eastern & Southern Africa for Resilient Food Systems'
- Helena Shilomboleni - Climate-Smart Agriculture Scaling Specialist, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
- Jeroen Rijniers - Senior Policy Advisor, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Bruce Campbell - Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Sietze Vellema - Associate Professor in Global Commodity Chains and Inclusive Development, Wageningen University & Research
Domenico Dentoni - Associate Professor in Sustainable Business in Agri-Food Systems, Wageningen University & Research
Gloria Otieno - Associate Scientist, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Carlo Fadda - Director, Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture