Climate Smart Value Chain (CSVC) Lift, under the CGIAR Dry Arc Initiative, on “Fostering sustainable rural livelihoods to counter fragility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) under a changing climate and economy: the role of Public-Private-Farmer Partnership (PPFP) as a possible remedy.”

Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Time: 17:00 – 19:00 (UTC+8)

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Context of the event:

This webinar, led by WorldFish’s Harrison Karisa and ICARDA’s Bezaiet Dessalegn, intended to deliberate on the role of sustainable diversification of the agricultural system to enhance the production, consumption, and marketing of nutritious food as a strategy to build socio- ecological resilience and withstand shocks induced by climate variability, market instability, growing trends in population growth and scarcity of key natural resources.

It aimed to initiate a regional conversation on common and dominant challenges related to the Lift, plausible short and long-term solutions, potential partnerships (private-public, cross-sectoral, and regional), and institutional frameworks required for sustainable solutions.

Key outcomes of the discussion are used to validate or reject commonly held understandings and explore opportunities (project-based, as well as national and/or regional level interventions) to address the growing regional challenges to sustainable diversification; and vegetables, fruits and fish value chains. The insights gained from the webinar are used to inform the development of plausible solutions that build resilience and enhance food and nutritional security at scale.

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