Continental Webinar on the Development of Africa Manifesto and Plan of Action on Forgotten Foods

Continental Webinar on the Development of Africa Manifesto and Plan of Action on Forgotten Foods

20 May 2021.10.00 hrs GMT, Continental Webinar on the Development of Africa Manifesto and Plan of Action on Forgotten Foods Organized by FARA, GFAR, IITA, ICRISAT, ICIPE, PAFO

The Human Development Index is premised on the balanced attention to issues that drive individual as well as societal wellbeing. The issues of food and nutritional security are central in this goal and they require more inclusive perspectives than the conventional. The upcoming 2021 UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) calls for consideration of other issues beyond classical ambits of food security – the availability, affordability and accessibility of food. The food systems thinking takes a deeper perspective at the complete chain of issues and factors from production, through processing, marketing, distribution, quality control and safety, consumption patterns, food waste management, to recycling of nutrients and other elements of environmental sustainability.

Download the concept note: English | French (5 pages)

Session 1:

  • Dr Alioune Fall Chairman, Board of Directors, FARA 
  • Dr Matthew MontavonInterim Executive Secretary, GFAR 
  • Dr Jacqueline HughesDirector General of ICRISAT 1
  • Dr Cliff Dlamini(ED CCARDESA) 1

Session 2: Technical presentations 

  • Mrs Elizabeth Nsimadala, Chairperson PAFO 
  • Dr Segenet Kelemu, Director General, ICIPE 
  • Wole Fatunbi (FARA) 
  • Dr. Abdou Tenkouano, Executive Director, CORAF: Closing Remarks and way forward 
Related:
20 May 2021. Traditional and Indigenous Foods for Food Systems Transformation in Africa Prof Linley Chiwona-Karltun, African Nutrition Society (ANS) and Dr Patrick Maundu, IUNS Task Force on Traditional and Indigenous Food Systems and Nutrition (TIFSaN)

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