2023 World Agri-Food Innovation Conference
CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies
The World Agri-Food Innovation (WAFI) Conference was inaugurated in Beijing, China in November 2023 under the theme “Food Security & Future Agrifood”. WAFI promotes international dialogue and exchange in agrifood science and technological innovation. A three days conference was organized by China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing from Nov 02 – 04, 2023 which created a platform for stimulating discussion, collaboration and partnerships between researchers around the globe.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) was represented by Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse (DPhil). Alemayehu has reflected his view on ‘what agriculture would look like in the future’ comparing the current status with the possible future of agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa countries. He also participated in other panel discussion which focuses on the Nutrition and Health.
Mahlet Mekuria, Communication Officer, IFPRI and CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies
This work is part of the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS). CGIAR launched NPS with national and international partners to build policy coherence, respond to policy demands and crises, and integrate policy tools at national and subnational levels in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. CGIAR centers participating in NPS are The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Alliance Bioversity-CIAT), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), International Potato Center (CIP), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and WorldFish. We would like to thank all funders who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund.