The following post is a slightly modified version of a story that originally appeared on the Farming First website.
To warm up for the global conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” taking place in Ethiopia in a few weeks time, Farming First and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) held a lively and informative Twitter Chat on the topic of “resilience”. Our expert panelists included the following representatives from IFPRI, Fintrac, and Farm Africa:
- Jay Kaufman, Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Fintrac
- Tenna Shitarek, Programme Manager for Quality in Ethiopia, Farm Africa
- Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Coordinator of the CGIAR program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi)
- Clemens Breisinger, Research Fellow at IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division
- Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow at IFPRI's Poverty, Health, and Nutrition
The panelists opened the debate by sharing their views on what resilience has to do with agricultural development. Throughout the chat, panelists and our online audience shared abundant examples of projects already helping to boost the resilience of poor people and communities vulnerable to shocks and stressors such as climate change, conflict and scarce natural resources. Our active online audience posed a number of interesting and challenging questions to our panelists – from how we can measure resilience – to what “better data” for farmers really means.
Explore these links for more information on ideas exchanged during the #2020Resilience Twitter Chat:
- Global Food for Thought Q&A with Jay Kaufman, Fintrac
- Cambodia Harvest: Rice Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
- ACDI/VOCA: Pastoralists in Kenya Learn Climate Smart Techniques
- Agrilinks List of Resources on Open Data for Smallholders
- TechnoServe: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Food Production
- Farm Africa: Forest Management in Bale eco-region
- Farm Africa: Forest Management in Tanzania
- ACDI/VOCA: Response, Recovery and Resilience (R3) in Mali program
- ACDI/VOCA: Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response
- Feed the Future: Women and Agricultural Technologies – What’s Holding Back Technology Transfer?
- Fintrac Policy Paper: Global Climate Change & Smallholder Farmers
- FAO: Ethiopia Productive Safety Net & Household Asset Building Initiative
- Mkulina Young Farmers Digital Market
- IFPRI: Beyond the Arab Awakening – Policies and Investments for Poverty Reduction and Food Security
- ACDI/VOCA: Communities Empowered for Disaster and Adaptive Resilience
- IFPRI: The Gender Implications of Large Scale Land Deals
- World Food Program: Hunger FAQs
- E-Consultation on Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
- Organisation for Women in Self Employment (WISE)
- Farming First: The Female Face of Farming Infographic
- “Hot Choc” – Climate mitigation training for cocoa growers
- Agrilinks: Kindred Spirits Talk Resilience Measurement
- Agrilinks: Community Resilience – Conceptual Framework and Measurement
- IFPRI: Reactivating Yemen’s National Food Security Strategy
- ACDI/VOCA: Bangladesh Program for Strengthening Household Access to Resources
- IFPRI: Does Food Security Matter for Transition in Arab Countries?
- Arab Spatial – Development and Food Security Information Tool
The hashtag #2020Resilience will be active all the way up to the “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” and beyond, so if your question wasn’t answered this time, be sure to keep an eye out for more discussion and resource exchange.