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Webinar—"Balancing the Systems: Making Food & Market Systems Work for Nutrition"

Event Date: 
Feb 22, 2018
9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Online Event
ACDI/VOCA and Agribusiness Systems International


Register today for the webinar on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., to learn about the overlaps between market and food systems approaches to development, and how understanding what they have in common may improve the way both systems function.

Speakers will explore macro trends in food security, urbanization’s effect on nutrition-sensitive programming, and more.

On February 22, click here to join the webinar. It will prompt you to download an add-in. To test your connection beforehand, use this link.

Session 1 (45 min):

Trends in the Food Environment: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Food Systems for Healthy Diets

  • Speaker: Jessica Fanzo, John Hopkins University

Discussion: Transforming Food and Market Systems to be Competitive, Inclusive, and Resilient to Achieve Economic and Nutrition Outcomes for Households

  • Facilitator: Ladd, ACDI/VOCA

Session 2 (45 min):

Panel Discussion: An interactive discussion between panel members, who implement food or market system development projects, and webinar participants. Panelists bring extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Urbanization and Food Security: Dominic Schofield, GAIN Canada
  • Engaging the Private Sector for Nutritional Outcomes through Market System Programs: Hannah Guedenet, Agribusiness Systems International
  • Leveraging Agrobiodiversity to Create Sustainable Food Systems for Healthier Diets: James Garrett, Bioversity

Additional Resources:

  • For more details on the webinar, read this blog.
  • Watch this presentation on facilitating social behavior change.
  • Watch this video on why nutrition-sensitive agriculture is important.


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