The 4th Innovations Session organised by the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO) and the COLEACP will be on the 20th of May 2021 from 12 to 2pm. This virtual session will focus on the on Sustainable food systems: the key role of SMEs and businesses .
The key points for discussion on sustainable food systems will be -
How African MSMEs and farmers organisations can transition towards sustainable practices and what support do they need based on the obstacles they face?
What incentives can be provided to smallholders and MSMEs to adopt sustainable practices?
What main investments and incentives from the public and private sector can accelerate the transition towards sustainable practices?
How to reconcile investments by the MSMEs and farmers in sustainable food systems with the imperative of economic returns and access to new markets?
Welcome: Fatma Ben Rejeb, CEO, PAFO and Morag Webb, Head of Science And Policy, COLEACP
Moderator: Isolina Boto, Head of Networks and Alliances, COLEACP
12:10-12:50 Panel: Successes of businesses
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Executive Director, Smallholders Foundation, ColdHubs, Nigeria
Pierre Damien Mbatezimana, Managing Director, Shekina Enterprise, Rwanda
Gaëtan Etancelin, President, SYMABIO, Madagascar
Lovin Kobusingye, General Manager, Kati Farms, Uganda
Roel Messie, Chief Investment Officer, IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative
Estherine Fotabong, Director, Programme Innovation and Planning, NEPAD Agency
Elizabeth Nsimadala, President of PAFO and Member of the Advisory Committee forthe 2021 Food Systems Summit
13:10-13:45 Debate13:45-14:00 Key takeaways and conclusion
Ishmael Sunga, CEO, SACAU and Member of the UNFSS Food Systems Champions NetworkClosure: Fatma Ben Rejeb, CEO, PAFOCOLEACP