National Dialogue on Ethiopian Food and Agricultural Systems: Policy and Practice

Ethiopian agriculture and food system is encountering a number of complex challenges. These challenges include environmental, climate change some associated with unsustainable production and consumption patterns and several wrong narratives based unfitting policies and practices along the food value chain. These have resulted in food and nutritional insecurity, health and environmental crisis, displacement of local crop and animal diversity as well as associated traditional knowledge. All these problems combined pose a threat on our food sovereignty. We need to boldly discuss this subject in the spirit of a common duty to find an agreeable solution.

As part of the public dialogues and with financial support from our partner Bread for the World, MELCA-Ethiopia is organizing a national dialogue on Ethiopian food and agriculture system policy and practice matter. This public discourse is organized with the main objective of discussing topical food and agricultural policy and practice related issues with an intention to make recommendations that reflect Ethiopian context as an input to government led subsequent all inclusive discussions and policy and practice reforms.

The workshop will be conducted on the 23rd and 24th of August, 2021 at Adama, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia.