Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Monday, May 25, 2020

WEBINAR on Sustainable Agriculture: Where Are We Headed After 2020?

19 May 2020Webinar on Sustainable Agriculture: Where Are We Headed After 2020? 
Given the thin thread that our ecosystem hangs off and the vision to uplift and empower smallholder farmers, organisations must strive to drive sustainable practices and adopt agtech innovations to address the real threat of imperiled food security and realise the massive economic gains of a data-driven, sustainable agriculture. This webinar dived into:
  • Ways to Gender Equality, Improve Farmer Livelihood and Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Financial Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers, Risk Mitigation and Resilience
  • Overview of various sustainability and development issues in the agroecosystem from on-ground experiences 
  • Opportunities for the application of digital technologies and its impact on agricultural practice today 
  • Digitisation of farms and farmers to strengthen climate change adaptation and ensure better food security 
  • The challenges of smallholder farmers, and how agtech helps in socio-economic empowerment of women/youth in agriculture 
  • Reducing post-harvest food loss with optimal sourcing and procurement decisions 
  • Strategies to help the revival from the current disruptions to international trade and the toll on economies
  • Ganesh Neelam, Executive Director - Tata Trust CInI 
  • Harsh Vivek, Program Leader, South Asia Food and Agribusiness Advisory - IFC 
  • John Logan, Country Head, Kenya - TechnoServe 
  • Kunal Prasad, Co-founder & COO - CropIn 
  • Priti Kumar, Senior Agriculture Specialist - World Bank 
  • Vanessa Adams, Vice-President, Country Support and Delivery - AGRA

Upcoming webinar. 
Session 2
26 May 2020. 10.00 AM Amsterdam (CEST), 15.00 PM Hanoi, 16.00 PM Beijing. Webinar on
Sustainable Agriculture: Where Are We Headed After 2020? 
  • What is the role of gender equality and financial inclusion in enhancing farmer livelihoods?
  • How can technology help mitigate risks and make global farming communities resilient?
  • What is the significance of sustainable supply chains in today's world?

๐Ÿ’ฌ #JoinTheConversation on 26th May (Tuesday) as our eminent speakers discuss these and many more crucial questions related to "๐’๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐€๐ ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž: ๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐–๐ž ๐‡๐ž๐š๐๐ž๐ ๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ?" in the second of our two-part roundtable discussion.

๐’๐„๐’๐’๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐Ÿ:
๐Ÿ“† May 26, 2020
๐Ÿ•14:30 to 15:30 IST (GMT+05:30)

๐Ÿ”น Alan Johnson, Program Lead - Smallholder Supply Chains, IFC - International Finance Corporation
๐Ÿ”น Leesa Shrader, Program Director, Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate
๐Ÿ”น Lucy Muchoki, CEO, PanAAC - Pan African Agribusiness & Agroindustry Consortium
๐Ÿ”น Joe Boulier, Program Director - USA, Tanager
๐Ÿ”น Aakash Parekh, Vice-President, Europe & South-Asia, #CropIn

Guest Speaker:
๐Ÿ”น Jacqueline Njonjo, Africa Lead - Food Safety Program, IFC - International Finance Corporation

๐Ÿ”น Hemendra Mathur, Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund

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