Rapid Fire Presentations

A rapid-fire presentation is an opportunity to convey a big idea in a small amount of time. Our presenters shared exciting concepts, tools, and success stories on how to frame, measure, and build up resilience around the world—in just five minutes!



May 16 Rapid Fire Presentations (12:45 pm to 1:45 pm)

Vijay Sardana
UPL Limited
Technologies for Achieving Better Productivity and Post-harvest Management
Roseline Remans
Columbia University, Bioversity International
From Data to Decision-Making in Africa: A Game-Changing Diagnostic System
Nathan Morrow
Tulane University
Novel Methods for Achieving More Timely and Relevant Food Security Interventions
Jeremy Jackson
Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)
Vulnerability Assessments in Southern Africa
Chris Hillbruner
Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)
Deriving New Measures of Resilience from Existing Livelihoods Data: An Example from Zimbabwe
Shuhao Tan
Renmin University of China
Building Resilience for Food Security through Improving Soil Management in China
Laurence Dare
One Acre Fund
Bundled Farmer Services for Resilience
Mohamed Abdinoor
US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Resilience in Action: Changing Horizons in Ethiopia’s Drylands


May 17 Rapid Fire Presentations (12:45 pm to 1:45 pm)

Codrin Paveliuc-Olariu
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
The Use of Social Media in Detecting and Preventing Crises
Danielle Tendall
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ)
A New, Urgently-needed Resilience Tool for Policymakers
Nyagoy Nyongo
Fairtrade Africa
How Fairtrade Premiums Can Promote Innovation and Resilience
Michael Jones
IUCN Resilience Task Force
The Critical Differences Among Operational Resilience, Social-ecological Resilience and Engineering Resilience
Christophe Béné
Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Contribution of Resilience to Food and Nutrition Security
Fengying Nie
Agricultural Information Institute
Smallholders' Coping Strategies Against Shocks in Rural China
Collins Cheruiyot
CAFOD International
Successes of a Green Energy Project in Building Resilience in Kenya
Filippo Minozzi
World Food Programme (WFP)
Connecting Farmers to Markets and Measuring their Resilience with a Randomized Evaluation
Duygu Celik
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
New Directions for Smallholder Agriculture