Changing Food Systems in Africa: Agro-ecology, Food Sovereignty and their Roles in Nutrition and Health

Changing Food Systems in Africa: Agro-ecology, Food Sovereignty and their Roles in Nutrition and Health

Venue: Mosaic Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date: 24-26 November 2016

Organization: Organized by Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative for Africa (EOA-I), AfrONet, IFOAM – Organics International and others.
Nature of Conference: A 3-day conference on changing food systems in Africa in the context of agro-ecology and nutrition. Presentations, plenary discussions, group work sessions and seed/food fairs organized by farmers’ groups.
Purpose of the Conference: To build knowledge and generate compelling narratives around agro-ecology as a genuine and holistic alternative to industrial food systems, and to strategically engage key stakeholders, including government actors, to support alternative food systems for better health and nutrition.

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