Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, April 27, 2020

RECORDINGS OF WEBINARS on the impact of COVID-19 on Food Systems

26 March. The Impact of COVID-19 on ARD and Food Security. Organised by CIMMYT/Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) Working Group of the Scaling Up Community of Practice (CoP).

2 April. COVID-19, food systems, and interaction with malnutrition. Organised by the Ad2Nut community and A4NH/IFPRI.

2 April. COVID19. On-site measures for agricultural/forestry companies and sustainable landscapes operators. Including summary report in English, French and Spanish.

3 April. The geopolitics of COVID-19 and climate change – the role of disruptors in the transformation to sustainability. Organised by Stockholm Environment Institute

7 April. Launch of IFPRI's 2020 Global Food Policy Report: Building Inclusive Food Systems

14 April. COVID-19: Implications for Global and Country-Level FNS and Poverty. Organised by IFPRI

9, 14, 16 April. Post-COVID-19: Implications for International (Development) Cooperation (parts 1, 2, 3). Organised by UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC).

14, 15 April. Impact of current COVID-19 Crisis on the African financial sector. Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) hosted two webinars on the impact of current health crisis on the African financial sector” in French and in English

15 April. A Recipe for Disaster: Globalised food systems, structural inequality and COVID-19
WEBINAR. The Impact of COVID-19 on Water Resources

15 April. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Food Systems in the Eastern and Southern African Region. Organised by FANRPAN and the Graça Machel Trust (GMT) in conjunction with its African Women in Agribusiness Network. No recording available. Including 3 PPTs.

17 April - 21 May. International exchanges on post Covid-19 food systems. Webinar cycle in PORTUGUESE

17 April 2020. COVID-19 Crisis – Implications for Food Systems in Developing Economies

21 April. Coronavirus and Its Impact on the SDGs. Hosted by the International Association for Volunteer Effort.

21 April. Protecting civilians from conflict induced hunger. Organised by the UN Security Council with Qu Dongyu, DG FAO; David Beasley, ED WFP; Jan Egeland, SC Norwegian Refugee Council.

22 April. COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond? First FAO Brussels Dialogues. Máximo Torero FAO Chief Economist; Paolo De Castro European Parliament; Leonardo Mizzi, Head of Unit at EC, DEVCO. Includes the oral presentation. Including PPT of Torero. Report of this webinar forthcoming: questions left unanswered. Including Webinar of Food Tank with Torero.

22 April. Africa: Confronting COVID-19. Co-hosted by ICAP at Columbia University and the Columbia Global Centers in Nairobi and Tunis.

22 April. COVID-19. How Are Environmental and Health Crises Linked? Earth Day 2020. Including Webinar 07/04 on Learning from COVID-19 to fight climate change.

22 April 2020. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains. IFAD/VCBN. Including the summary report (6 pages) of the webinar

23 April 2020. How agricultural/forestry companies and landscapes operators in Africa are responding to COVID19 Organised by IDH, FMO, Proparco and Mirova. The NASIRA financial program receives €25 million top-up from the European Fund for Sustainable Development 

16 + 23 April 2020. FAO Zoominar I: How can digital innovation help smallholder farmers cope with COVID-19 impact in the NENA region. Zoominar Recording and Presentations

24 April. Avoiding a Looming Food Crisis. Hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Presentations by Gilbert Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agriculture and Development; Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, CEO, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD). Includes the recording of the webinar on “Global Food Security Challenges in the Era of COVID-19” with Sara Menker of Gro Intelligence.

28 April. Making agriculture and food systems nutrition-sensitive FAO, Agreenium and UN-ESCAP

28 April. COVID-19 - Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) Response in Support of the African Financial Sector. Organised by Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)

28 April. Discussion of the 2020 Global Food Policy Report The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands together with IFPRI and the Food and Business Knowledge Platform (F and BKP), organised an online discussion to learn about the results of the report and to discuss the report and the impact of COVID-19 on our food systems. 

30 April 2020. FAO Zoominar II: Innovative success stories in the NENA region: Tool to support smallholders under COVID-19 disruptive impact? Zoominar Recording and Presentations 

30 April. COVID-19: Emerging problems and potential country-level responses Organised by IFPRI @ 2:00 pm GMT

30 April. Effect of COVID-19 or Lockdown on Fertilizer Trade. Organized by AFAP

5 May. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains. VCB-N WEBINAR 2: - What we can do to mitigate the impact! – From a finance and corporate perspective

5 May. Seed System Webinar on COVID-19 and Seed Security Response. 

7 May 2020. FAO Zoominar III: Agri-Food Innovation Success Stories from outside NENA: Opportunities and Challenges Under COVID-19 Crisis. Zoominar Recording and Presentations 

15 May 2020. Zoominar IV. Accelerating Digital Extension Advisory Services (DEAS) in post COVID-19 Context.  
This webinar is part of a Series of webinars on the Food Systems Approach in Practice promoted by members of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme), a global multi-stakeholder platform to support countries in the transition towards sustainable food systems.

15 May, 2020. WEBINAR. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains - What we can do to mitigate the impact on service delivery to different actors in the value chain 10.00 AM Amsterdam, 15.00 PM Hanoi, 16.00 PM Beijing.
The Value Chain Capacity Building Network (VCB-N), is organizing a series of Webinars around the theme of “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agricultural value chains - What we can do to mitigate the impact!” The objective of the series of Webinars is to provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the current crises on the ground in several countries, while allowing a moment of reflection and discussion. The third Webinar in this series is organized together with GFRAS and IFAD.

19 May 2020.WEBINAR. Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Stronger Conservation and Development Outcomes 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT . Organised by Wilson Center’s Environmental Change & Security Program, USAID’s BRIDGE project

19 May 2020.WEBINAR. Fertilizer Code's implementation. 14:00 - 15:00 CEST. FAO's Global Soil Partnership.  Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers (Fertilizer Code).

19 May 2020. WEBINAR  EXTENSION AND ADVISORY SERVICES: at frontline of COVID-19 response ensuring food security in Asia At 8:30 in Rome (CEST/CAT) 14:30 in Beijing, 12:00 in New Delhi time, 13:30 in Vientiane, 16:30 in Sydney. Recognising that the impact of COVID-19 and response measures are not uniform across the globe, FAO’s Research and Extension Unit is organizing a series of webinars to discuss the role EAS in the context of the pandemic in different regions.

20 May 2020. WEBINAR. COVID19 Implications on Pastoralism Practices in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities Organised by the African Union -SAFGRAD (Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development) 11 am CEST/CAT 10:00 am to 11:55 am GMT. Meeting ID: 985 7957 3870Password: 635418

Organized by CAADP ex Pillar IV Institutions* and hosted by FARA. This webinar is the first in a series of e-forums the CAADP ex Pillar IV institutions will be holding to consult and sensitize stakeholders about the contribution of research and innovation in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 in Africa’s agriculture and food system.

20 May 2020. WEBINAR. Demystifying market systems resilience

21 May 2020. WEBINAR. Role of Agricultural Extension in Ensuring Food Security during and after Pandemic  4 pm CEST/CAT (South Africa time), (Nigeria time)

21 May 2020. WEBINAR.  @9:30am EDT. What do we need for a gender-sensitive Covid-19 response in agriculture and food security? Organised by IFPRI

21 May 2020. Zoominar V. 12 am CEST/CAT on the Role of Youth in Agri-Food System Innovation in the Context of COVID-19

26 May 2020. 3:30 AM CEST, 9:30 am – 11:15 am (Singapore), Webinar on Food System Resilience - Global and Asian Perspectives. This webinar is one of a series organized by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) and its entities in Asia to share pertinent aspects and insights in science, food resilience, health research, and measures, as well as technological developments that can be harnessed to mitigate and address the longer-term impact of COVID-19. Speakers include Prof. Dr. Shenggan Fan.

26 May 202011.00 AM - 12 PM CEST, 15.00 PM Hanoi, 16.00 PM Beijing. Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture: Where Are We Headed After 2020?  Speakers include: Alan Johnson, Program Lead - Smallholder Supply Chains, IFC - International Finance Corporation; Leesa Shrader, Program Director, Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate; Lucy Muchoki, CEO, PanAAC - Pan African Agribusiness & Agroindustry Consortium

26 May 2020.  14:30 PM EAT (Nairobi). Webinar on Urban Food Self Sufficiency LESSONS LEARNT FROM COVID-19 RESPONSES. Organised by  Food Rights Alliance and Partners with support from OXFAM, HIVOS and Trocaire.  

27 May 2020.11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CEST Webinar on Sustaining food security and resilience in Africa in times of COVID-19. Organised by FAO/Brussels. Speakers: H.E. Josefa Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union (AU), H.E. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Secretary-General, Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), Marjeta Jager
Deputy Director-General, European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), Laurent Thomas Deputy Director-General, FAO; Abebe Haile-Gabriel
Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa, FAO; Máximo Torero Cullen Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development, FAO; Philippe Scholtès Managing Director, Directorate of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO); Dominique Burgeon Director, Emergency and Rehabilitation, FAO

27 May 2020. 14:30 - 16:00 PM CEST Climate Smart Agriculture- Loss of Biodiversity and the Uncertainties associated with Climate Change

27 May 2020.10:00 AM CEST   Webinar on  Discussion on the Implications of the 2020 Global Food Policy Report for Eurasia Organised by IFPRI

27 May 2020. 17:30 PM CEST / 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT.  Webinar on COVID-19: Food Security in the Pandemic. Organised by The New York Academy of Sciences. Presentation by Maximo Torero

27 May 202017:00 PM CEST. Webinar on Digging Deeper into Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Gender and Women's Economic Empowerment. Organised by USAID  

28 May 2020. 15:00 PM CEST. Webinar on Developing Resilient Food Systems in Southern Africa in the Era of COVID-19. The Southern Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (SACSAA), in partnership with the  Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) will be leading a virtual multi-stakeholder dialogue which will address critical issues in developing resilient food system in this era of COVID-19.Speakers: (a) Manyewu Mutamba, Senior Officer - Environment, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)  ; (b)  Dr Majola Mabuza, Southern Africa Confedaration of Agriculture Unions (SACAU)  ; (c)  Ms Jana Korner, Integrated Expert for Scaling Innovations at CCAFS  ; (d)  Moderated by Ms Sithembile Mwamakamba, FANRPAN Programmes Manager and SACSAA Coordinator

28 May 202016:00 PM - 17:00 PM CEST Webinar on New food loss and waste protocol. Organised by the Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction. Wageningen University and Research (WUR) have developed a new methodology for assessing and quantifying loss and waste within a value chain. 

28 May 202015:30 PM CEST No backsliding: How can we re-orient food systems and health systems to protect nutrition and healthy diets in the context of COVID-19? Organised by IFPRI.

29 May 2020. 11:00 AM CEST  Webinar on Doing business in post covid-19 agrofood sector. Speaker: Jeremy Knops - Délégué Général - COLEACP

01 June 2020COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE: THE AFRICAN NUTRITION PERSPECTIVES Organised by FAO and the African Nutrition Society (ANS)

03 June 2020. 2:30 pm, CEST. COVID-19 and Sustainable Food Systems: Responses and innovations to tackle vulnerabilities and build back better Aimed primarily at regional and national decision-makers focusing on food or elements of the food system, the webinar is open to anyone with an interest in building sustainable food systems as a response to COVID-19 through a systems approach, and the role of inter-sectoral coordination and collaboration. The webinar is part of a Series of webinars on the Food Systems Approach in Practice promoted by members of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme (SFS Programme), a global multi-stakeholder platform to support countries in the transition towards sustainable food systems.

03 June 2020. 8:00 pm, CEST. WEBINAR: The Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact Survey

03-05 June 2020Digital ConferenceFood in the time of crises. This three-day event will continue to push the horizon of digital conferencing through interactive sessions, inspirational talks, documentary screenings and exclusive interviews streamed live from Bonn as well as landscapes and cities around the world. Participants will experience crowdsourced idea-sharing, networking to connect activities, digital scavenger hunts, learning journeys, live polls and more.

04 June 2020. CGIAR webinar series on climate security

4 June 2020. 13:00 PM CEST Webinar Covid 19: Learning to Build Resilience for Africa’s small scale farmers, food systems and sovereignty

4 June 2020.  14:00 PM CEST Webinar on Preventing Food Loss and Waste during COVID-19? Policy and Technology Innovations for Less FLW and More Sustainable Food Systems.  Organised by FAO Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa FAO/RNE.  


4 June 2020. 15:00 to 16:00 CEST Webinar Mapping Africa's priorities ahead of the EU-AU Summit

5 June 2020.  9:00 am EDT Webinar Food Systems Dashboard
Link to the Dashboard:
The Food Systems Dashboard is highly relevant to our community. It compiles data across the whole food system to assess & strengthen ag-nutrition linkages. In doing so, it brings together indicators from many diverse organizations/sources, which aligns with our CoP ethic of collaboration and breaking down institutional and sector boundaries.

10 June 2020One day online virtual interaction Youth in Agribusiness: Coping with COVID-19 in the context of a Changing Climate  + 20 May 2020 to 5 June 2020Online discussion. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), IFDC-2SCALE, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), AgriProFocus, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) and the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) are hosting an online discussion on the Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa ( CANA ) platform. 

11 June 2020. Power and priorities: equitable partnerships in Agriculture, Nutrition and Health research. This webinar will dive into the challenges of equity in research partnerships tackling global agriculture, food systems and nutrition research.

15 June until 6 July, DAI and ECDPM will hold a series of webinars that will bring together public and private practitioners to reflect on the immediate reaction of the development community to the challenges posed by COVID-19, and support the post-pandemic global response of the European Union, as per its recent Communication. Calendar and topics of the weekly webinars
  • 15 June: Strengthening MSMEs for economic resilience and sustainable development
  • 22 June: COVID-19 and the accelerated digitalisation of developing countries’ economies
  • 29 June: How Covid-19 calls for an alliance for financing
  • 6 July: Building stronger health systems going forward
The webinars will be held on Monday from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
For more detailed information on the webinars and speakers, please download the programme here.
To register, please fill this form.

19 June 2020. 5 pm CSET. “Bridging Research and Policy Responses to COVID-19: Value Chain, Food Security, Women, Youth and Vulnerable Groups”: Food Security, Women, Youth and Vulnerable Groups
23-25 June 2020Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy  Learning Lab.+ 30 June-2 July 2020. ANH Research Conference Organised by CGIAR, BMGF, DfID

23 July 2020. Financing climate smart agriculture.  Second Webinar of the The Southern Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (SACSAA), in partnership with the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (GACSA), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is leading a virtual multi-stakeholder dialogue which addresses critical issues in developing resilient food system in this era of COVID-19.

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