Theme 2: Economic transformation of the African food system

Theme 2: Economic transformation of the African food system

While Africa continues to have the largest share of extreme poverty globally, innovations and shared visions present an opportunity to improve livelihoods and transform the African food system. This session will explore innovative approaches and technologies to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. The session will bring together researchers, policymakers, and the private sector to explore potential collaborations and synergies to advance progress on ending poverty and hunger in Africa. The session will draw on the experiences and research outputs of various speakers and will be co-hosted by FSNet-Africa and the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS).

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2023

Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (SAST)





Dr Innocensia John, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Research topic: Exploring the household use and economic potential of indigenous crops in Tanzania: A value chain analysis approach




Dr Phyllis Machio, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Research topic: A gendered analysis of adaptive climate change adaption strategies and food security in Samburu County, Kenya




Dr Sera Gondwe, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi

Research topic: Financing to catalyse transformative food systems: The business case for crop-livestock farming systems in Malawi




Dr Kadeghe Fue, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Research topic: The smartphone decision support for variable rate fertilizer application (smartphone-VRA)




This session is being co-hosted by FSNet-Africa and ReSAKSS.