#2020Resilience Twitter Chat Summary

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. #2020resilience_A1 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. #2020resilience_A3 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. #2020resilience_rsrcs

Explore these links for more information on ideas exchanged during the #2020Resilience Twitter Chat:

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.

For a full round up of the discussion, check out the Storify summary of the whole Twitter Chat: