50x2030 Seminar: Transforming Food Systems in Africa: Resilience through Agricultural Data

Online event 30/09/2021 30/09/2021

This 50x2030 Seminar will explore how agricultural data can inform transformational food systems in Africa to make them more equitable, resilient, nutritious, productive, climate smart, inclusive and safe.

Date from: 30/09/2021
Date to: 30/09/2021
Keywords: 50x2030 Initiative; capacity development
Venue: Online event
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Region: Africa
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In the wake of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, the 50x2030 Initiative to Close the Agricultural Data Gap will host its next seminar, Transforming Food Systems in Africa: Resilience through Agricultural Data on 30 September from 9.30-11:00am New York Time (4:30-6pm Nairobi Time).

For this seminar, 50x2030 welcomes partner Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS) to lead in an exploration of how agricultural data can inform transformational food systems in Africa to make them more equitable, resilient, nutritious, productive, climate smart, inclusive and safe.

Using their work supporting countries in the Third Biennial Review (BR) of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) as a reference, ReSAKSS will report on the identified data challenges and gaps. Managers of the the 50x2030 Initiative will provide examples of how 50x2030 survey instruments produce critical agricultural data, and how they could be leveraged in the CAADP process and in other frameworks in 50x2030 partner countries.

Discussions will reflect on the outcomes and recommendations of the Food Systems Summit and look at factors that could be useful for African governments as they try to build healthier, more sustainable, and equitable food systems, such as infrastructure (storage, roads for transport), policy, markets and investment.

Masako Hiraga, 50x2030 Program Manager will chair the seminar with main presentations by Dr. Anatole Goundan, Senior Associate Scientist, AKADEMIYA2062; Dr. Greenwell Matchaya, ReSAKSS Coordinator for Southern Africa; and Dr. John Ulimwengu, ReSAKSS Africawide Coordinator. Discussants include Christophe Duhamel, 50x2030 Data Production Manager, Food and Agriculture Organization; Michael Steiner, 50x2030 Data Use Component Manager, International Food for Agricultural Development; and Dr. Simplice Nouala, Head, Division of Agriculture and Food Security, Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission.

More information about the event: https://www.50x2030.org/news/next-50x2030-seminar-explore-role-agricultural-data-food-systems-transformation 

To attend, please register at:
https://worldbankgroup.webex.com/worldbankgroup/onstage/g.php?MTID=e92fffc6c9ac3132d45b3d562074d30c2 


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