The Critical Role of Research and Development in Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems
Event Date: Jul 07, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (GMT -4)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Host: USAID, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD), World Bank, African Development Bank, ReNAPRI, Alliance for African Partnership
Please join this panel presentation and open forum discussion, a side event to the U.N. Food Systems Summit Science Days. Leaders across the private and public research and development sectors 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.