- deliver sufﬁcient and nutritious food
- do not impact the environment negatively
- create sustainable, digniﬁed jobs, and shared prosperity for Africa
This year, at the summit pre-conference on September 6, NCBA CLUSA’s Building Resilient Communities Practice Area Director Douglas Steinberg is part of a panel called “Forging Resilient Food Systems with Smallholder Farmers and Agri-SMEs,” organized by AMEA and Harvest Plus.
This session will highlight the urgent need to support practical, proven, scalable approaches to engaging and empowering those who make up the backbone of African agriculture and food systems: smallholder farmers and agri-food SMEs. The session will look beyond the high-level discussion of food systems transformation and hear from those “on the ground” about what works, what doesn’t, and what our priorities should be.
Steinberg will present on social justice in food systems with a focus on gender equity and including women in the food system, drawing on lessons from NCBA CLUSA’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Kawolor Project.