ZEF @ Cultivate Africa

November 17, 2020 | 08:00 h - November 18, 2020 | 10:00 h

Cultivate Africa November 17-18, 2020

The main objective of Cultivate-Africa is to unlock a concerted multi-stakeholder partnership toward a sustained and effective response leading to averting potential adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security and nutrition and food systems (production, distribution, trading and market access of agricultural commodities and services).

Find full agenda, information and registration here: https://www.cultivate-africa.org/


ZEF / Session Information

November 18, 2020, 9.00 - 9.45 GMT

Organisers: Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Event Title: How to boost African food production to increase resilience in times of pandemics: Innovation, investment and policy priorities

This session will discuss how investments in innovations and related policies should be prioritized to enable Africa to increase food supplies from the use of its own resources and thereby improve the resilience of the African food system against pandemics and other shocks. In addition to boosting productivity at the production level, the session will also evaluate options for increasing food supplies by reducing post-harvest losses, improving processing capacities and facilitating inclusive markets across Africa.

Chair: Dr. Felister Makini, Deputy Director General, Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation


Impacts of Covid-19 on the African food and beverage manufacturing industries: Insights from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Dr. Heike Baumüller, ZEF

Targeting and scaling innovations to raise productivity in smallholder farming systems

Dr. Oluwole Fatunbi, FARA

Prioritizing investments in mechanization along the value chain to increase productivity, efficiencies and resilience

Dr. Oliver Kirui, ZEF

Building inclusive markets for income generation, resilience and food security

Dr. Getaw Tadesse, Akademiya2063



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