Theme 4: Climate smart and sustainable African food systems

Theme 4: Climate smart and sustainable African food systems

African food systems have the potential to feed the entire continent. However, the challenges and consequences of climate change will significantly affect the transformation of these systems. As Africans, we bear the responsibility of ensuring that our food system can provide sustenance both now and in the future. Therefore, it is imperative that we make our food systems climate smart and sustainable. 

This session will explore climate-smart and resilient agriculture, emphasizing the role of technology and innovation in sustainable development. Drawing upon the wealth of experience and research insights offered by our esteemed speakers, the session will provide a platform for the youth to articulate their perspectives on climate change. Their voices will serve as an important reminder of the crucial task at hand: ensuring a prosperous future for all. This serves as a reminder of our vital role in securing a prosperous future for all. The session is co-hosted by FSNet-Africa and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).  

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023 

Time: 09:00 – 13:00 (SAST) 





Dr Selorm Dorvlo, University of Ghana, Ghana 

Research topic: Towards a framework for appropriate conservation agriculture mechanisation of smallholder rice production in Ghana 




Dr Frederic Isingizwe, University of Western Cape, South Africa 

Research topic: Effective data technology for quality monitoring and logistic decision support in cold chains of fresh agricultural products  




Dr Antoinette Anim-Jnr, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana 

Research topic: Valorising fruit by-products for sustainable small ruminant production in Ghana  




Dr Juliana Cheboi, University of Nairobi, Kenya 

Research topic: Adoption of an integrated crop-dairy goat production system and the promotion of value-addition techniques in dry areas, Kenya  




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