ReNAPRI to take part in U.N. Food Systems Summit Science Days Side Event

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ReNAPRI will take part in the U.N. Food Systems Summit Science Days Side Event scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, 4:00pm CEST (10:00am EDT)  in which leaders across the private and public research and development sectors will identify and discuss the key actions needed to advance adaptive agricultural research and to develop an enabling policy environment to support the steady stream of technological innovations necessary for resilient and sustainable food systems.

The discussion will review evidence of evolving economic transformation and progress towards resilience in sub-Saharan Africa from the Board for International Food and Agriculture Development (BIFAD) – commissioned Agricultural Productivity Growth, Resilience, and Economic Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa report and the World Bank publication, Harvesting Prosperity: Technology and Productivity Growth in Agriculture.

Together, panelists and participants will identify lessons learned from countries in which substantial investments in adaptive agricultural research and development and extension systems have shown the catalytic role of productivity-led agricultural growth in contributing to employment, resilience, and economic transformation’.

ReNAPRI will be represented by Lulama Traub (Technical Chair) and Prof. Thom Jayne (Board Member). Joining them on the panel will be Prof. Richard Mkandawire from the Alliance for African Partnerships (AAP).

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