Sustainable Food Systems & Nutrition: Integrating nutrition-sensitive food systems into long-term policies, investments & programmes
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to food systems and food security worldwide, particularly in African countries. The World Bank estimates that, on the heels of COVID-19, agricultural production on the continent would potentially contract between 2.6% in an optimistic scenario and up to 7% if there are trade blockages. Food imports would also decline substantially (as much as 25% or as little as 13%) because of a combination of higher transaction costs and reduced domestic demand. However, the crisis presents an opportunity to take a holistic approach to not only address food insecurity exacerbated by the pandemic but also to address the vulnerabilities of pre-existing unsustainable food systems.
The primary focus of this webinar is to:
● Examine the linkages, challenges, and opportunities between sustainability, agriculture, food systems and nutrition in the context of Africa and the COVID-19 pandemic.
● Explore the importance of sustainable and nutrition-sensitive food systems, integrating nutrition and environmental sustainability into innovative food system policies, investments and business models.
● Describe existing opportunities to strengthen the agricultural value chain and food enterprises
to enhance food security
Moderator: Dr Ijeoma Nwagwu, Faculty, Sustainability and Strategy, Lagos Business School
● Prof Chris Ogbechie, Professor of Strategic Management, Lagos Business School
● Ubong Inyang, Partnerships and Corporate Communications, Babban Gona
● Victoria Uwadoka, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Nestle Nigeria
● Akinyinka Akintunde, Business Development Manager (BDM), AFEX Commodities
Time: 3:10pm – 4:30 pm (West Africa Time)
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/sustyFoodsystem