Developing climate smart agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa is a precondition for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Over the years household food security has been affected by different shocks including climate change and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
The impact on rural households in southern Africa, in particular, has been significant due to the structure of food systems in the region.
This event aims to take a deeper look at the interlinking issues of food security, nutrition, climate change and food systems in southern Africa and consider how practitioners and policymakers can build more equitable, resilient and better food systems.
Professor Sheryl Hendriks, Head of Department and Professor of Food Security, University of Pretoria
Dr Ousmane Badiane, Managing Director, AKADEMIYA2063; Recipient, Africa Food Prize (2015)
Menghestab Halle, Regional Director for Southern Africa, World Food Programme
Chair: Tim Benton, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House