FSNet-Africa will be hosting the FSNet-Africa World Food Day event, which will be held from on 14 October 2022 at the Future Africa Campus of the University of Pretoria. The theme for this year’s World Food Day event is “Finding pathways towards agroecological transitions in Africa“.
The FSNet-Africa project seeks to strengthen food systems research capabilities and the translation of evidence into implementable policy solutions and practical interventions in support of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for Africa. This will be achieved through leading systems analysis research on climate-smart, nutrition-sensitive, and poverty-reducing food systems solutions designed and implemented in partnership with relevant food systems stakeholders.
Join us for an exciting discussion with International speakers from the FSNet-Africa network. Food systems experts, FSNet-Africa Fellows, and experienced researchers (including FSNet-Africa mentors) will discuss agroecological transitions in Africa. Senior researchers will reflect on lessons learned from their past research, while fellows will look to the future and share their aspirations for contributing to sustainable and equitable African food systems.
Time: 11:00 – 15:00 (SAST)
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Speakers and Facilitators
|DR HEIDE HACKMAN
Interim Director: Future Africa, University of Pretoria
|DR TSHILIDZI MADZIVHANDILA
CEO: Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).
|PROF. JULIAN MAY
Director: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security (CoE-FS), University of the Western Cape (UWC)
|DR EMMANUEL ABBEY
Consultant: African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)-Carnegie Data Benchmarking Project
|PROF. ALICE PELL
Professor Emerita: Animal Science, Cornell University
|MS JOYENE ISAACS
Chairperson: Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa
|PROF. LISE KORSTEN
Co-Director: DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence Food Security, University of Pretoria
|PROF. ANNE TALLONTIRE
Professor of Sustainability and Business, University of Leeds
|DR STELLAH MUKHOVI
FSNet-Africa mentor | Senior Lecturer: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Nairobi
|MS VUTLHARI CHAUKE
CEO: VT Harvest | Winner: Agricultural Writers SA New Entrant to Commercial Farming of the Year (2021)
|PROF. CLAIRE QUINN
FSNet-Africa Co-Director, University of Leeds
|DR SELORM DORVLO
FSNet-Africa fellow, University of Ghana.
|DR ANTOINETTE ANIM-JNR
FSNet-Africa fellow, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
|DR BRIDGET BWALYA UMAR
FSNet-Africa fellow, University of Zambia
|DR MELODY MENTZ-COETZEE
FSNet-Africa Senior Researcher and Network Learning Lead, University of Pretoria