Date: 
25 Jan 2021

An international seminar to present and discuss the latest research innovation and development to boost food and nutrition security in Africa.

Date: Monday, 25 January 2021

Time: 21:00 – 23:30 (UTC+8)

The International Seminar on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa brought together a number of research organizations from the UK, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to present and discuss the latest research, innovation and development to boost Africa’s food security and nutrition. 

Funded by the Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (FaNSI) under the Expanding Excellence in England Programme by the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich, FISH CRP’s long-standing partners in “Market-led aquaculture for smallholder farmers”, the event highlighted the opportunities and challenges of a food systems approach to addressing issues on climate change, food loss and waste and gender equality in aquatic food systems value chains.

WorldFish’s Research Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition and UN Food Systems Summit’s Vice Chair to the Action Track 4: Equitable Livelihoods, Shakuntala Thilsted, highlighted WorldFish’s commitments to boost Africa’s food security and nutrition through food systems transformation.

Invited speakers:

  • Shakuntala Thilsted, Research Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition, WorldFish & Vice Chair to the Action Track 4: Equitable Livelihoods
  • Jemimah Njuki, Africa Director, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Molly Brown, Professor of Food-based Strategies for Nutrition, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
  • Matthew Wyatt, Director of the Humanitarian Security and Migration Division, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
  • Nicola Lowe, Food Systems Champion, UK Research and Innovation
  • Andrew Westby, Director of the Natural Resources Institute of the University of Greenwich

Moderator:

  • Lord Boateng, Chancellor of the University of Greenwich

For more information about the event, check out the links below:

Follow our partners @NRInstitute@UniofGreenwich and the hashtags #NRI and #FaNSI to check out the past conversations on Twitter. 

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