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Towards building consensus to democratize Africa’s food systems during COVID-19 and beyond
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Towards building consensus to democratize Africa’s food systems during COVID-19 and beyond
By Emma Justine In Posted April 29, 2020 0 Comments

Date: Thursday 30 April 2020

Time: 15h00 Central Africa Time/ SA (GMT +2), 14h00 West Africa Time (GMT +1), 16h00 East Africa Time (GMT +3)

Duration: 90 minutes

Chair: Gertrude Pswarayi, Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (Pelum) Zimbabwe

Agenda

Introduction: Getrude Pswarayi, – Pelum Zimbabwe

Topics and speakers

Political framing of the impacts of lockdowns on food systems in Africa – threats, emerging trends and opportunities:

  • Small-holder producers, and women in particular, Beatrice Makwenda, Rural Women’s Assembly, Malawi
  • Women in the delivery of food products, from rural areas to consumption zones, Claire Quenum, FLORAISON, Togo
  • Informal markets and economies, and the dominance of industrial food chains, Charles Dhewa, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa
  • Lessons from South Africa: Linking small-holder producers with community networks and relief efforts,Stephen Greenberg, African Centre for Biodiversity
  • The impact of the lockdown on farmers and small-scale fishers in UgandaRehema Bavuma, FIAN, Uganda
  • Collective organizing and reconstructing: small-scale producers’ responses towards democratizing Africa’s food systemsDavid Otieno, Kenyan Peasants League and Nyaradzai Brenda Muronda, La Via Campesina Africa
  • Summary and the work ahead for social movements, Frances Davis, Zambian Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB)

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