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EuropeAid conference: Strengthening Rural-Urban Linkages

Regional and Local Affairs
Date: Monday, 03 December 2018 12:30 - 14:00

Venue: pin European Commission - Development & Cooperation - EuropeAid

A meetings series sponsored by the European Think-Tanks Group and DEVCO

Strengthening Rural-Urban Linkages in Africa to achieve food security

Recognizing the role of small towns and enhancing rural-urban linkages will be critical for making food systems more effective and inclusive. This requires territorial, location-specific approaches in order to break the urban bias in public policies and reconcile the sectoral aspects of the food system with its spatial, social and cultural dimensions.
The event will look at multiple and complex interconnections between rural and urban spaces, and how these affect poverty and food insecurity in Africa. Firstly, the session will explore the urban-rural dynamic in Africa and implication for food systems, presenting some cases of agro-food sector development in small-medium sized towns. Finally, it will discuss concrete approaches that build, transform or strengthen urban-rural linkages to achieve food security for all.

Introduction:

Leonard Mizzi
Head of Unit, DEVCO C1 - Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition

Presentations:

Francesco Rampa
Head of Programme Sustainable Food Systems Economic and Agricultural Transformation Programme at ECDPM

Olivier De Schutter
Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

Guido Santini
Technical Coordinator of the “Food for the Cities” Programme at FAO

Moderation:

Giulia Maci
Programme Lead ETTG

Discussant:

Daniele Fattibene
Research Fellow at IAI

Conference language: English 
Language Q&A session: English

Information and web-streaming: www.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/infopoint 

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All Dates


  • Monday, 03 December 2018 12:30 - 14:00

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