TOWARD SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY, SOIL HEALTH, and RESILIENCE in AFRICA: An agenda for research and action
African agricultural and food systems are changing rapidly. The region is witnessing increasingly globalized markets, rapid population growth, shifting employment patterns, climate change, and the rise of commercialized emergent African farmers. It is increasingly crucial for African governments to be in a position to anticipate these changes and respond pro-actively rather than reactively to them.
The purpose of this side event is
(i) to draw attention to the challenge and urgent need for sustainable agricultural productivity growth and resilience in sub-Saharan Africa;
(ii) to build a coalition of African and international support for an agenda to tackle the challenge; and
(iii) to co-create a process that will be effective in guiding African governments, private firms involved in African agriculture, and development partners committed to addressing the challenge. The side event will disseminate high-level messages for continued targeted capacity building for the African governments and other stakeholders.
10:00am (CDT) – 11:30am (CDT)
(11am EDT/3pm GMT/4pm WAST/5pm SAST/6pm EAT)
Tuesday, October 13, 2020