14 September 2016 – The free GAPAD SDG2 webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 September 2016 at 11.00am (East African Time).
Global Action Plan for Agricultural Diversification (GAPAD) is an initiative to support the United Nation Sustainability Development Agenda 2030. Agricultural diversification will expand the current food systems through increasing species diversity and a more resilient agriculture ecosystem that include new crops for food and non-food uses.
The main objective of GAPAD SDG 2 (Sustainable Development Goal 2) webinar is to stimulate the discussion on ending hunger and achieving food security. Agricultural diversification can improve nutrition, enhance food security and help alleviate poverty.
Outcomes of this webinar will be brought as a contribution to the Roundtable Forum on GAPAD SDG2 to be held in Nairobi on 25 & 26 October 2016 which is to identify the contribution of agricultural diversification to SDG2.
The webinar panel speakers and moderator are as follows:
- Dr Simon Anderson, Director, Climate Change from International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED, UK): Diversification in support of sustainable agriculture in a changing climate: constraints and opportunities.
- Dr Walter de Boef, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF, USA): Keeping hunger at bay agricultural diversification as a global driver of food security and economic growth.
- Dr Namukolo Covic, Research Coordinator, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, Ethiopia): Enhancing nutrition security and livelihoods role of agricultural diversification.
- Ms Natalie Heng, webinar moderator, freelance journalist and copywriter, currently a contributor to the online science and development portal, Scidev.net.
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