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

MELCA-Ethiopia with financial support from our partner Bread for the World Conduct a national workshop on Ethiopian food and agriculture systems: policy and practice from Aug 23-24, 2021 with the presence of different stakeholders in Adama.

National Dialogue on Ethiopian Food and Agricultural Systems: Policy and Practice Participant Group Photos

The main objective of discussing topical is 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.

Dr Feleke Woldeyes Deputy Director General of the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, presents the Interlinkages among Agriculture, Biodiversity and Food Security: Where are we heading to?

Different papers are presented on the workshop, food and agriculture system issues and fundamentals for change by Mr. Solomon Kebede, Executive Director of MELCA-Ethiopia, some critical issues in food system in Ethiopia by Dr, Thedeke Abate founder and leader, Homegrown Vision Senior leader and researcher, due consideration for underutilized food crops within the Ethiopian ecosystems by professor Sebsebe Demissew the 2021 recipient of the Jose Cuatrecasas Medal for Excellence in Tropical Botany, Researcher, Educator,

Dr. Million Belay General Coordinator of AFSA and Former MELCA-Ethiopia Director presents through virtually the key note remark on food and agriculture system continental and global perspectives

 

key note remark on food and agriculture system continental and global perspectives by Dr. Million Belay General Coordinator of AFSA, Overview of the FMOH perspectives on Nutrition by Mr. Abrham Getachew A public health professional and Project Management Specialist (MOH), Environment and Climate change policies provisions to food and agriculture system by Mr. Muluneh G. Hedeto Senior Advisor and National Climate Change Negotiator, EFCC, Review of the Ethiopian Food System Related Policies: A Move to Establishing an African Food System Policy by Dr. Mellese Damtie Asst. Professor and a lecturer at AAU School of law,
Mr. Solomon Kebede, Executive Director of MELCA-Ethiopia

Key Features of the proposed Agroecology Policy framework of Ethiopia by Dr. Regassa Feyssa EOSA, Interlinkages among Agriculture, Biodiversity and Food Security: Where are we heading to? By Dr Feleke Woldeyes Deputy Director General of the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, The contribution of Enset-based farming system to food Security and sustainable development: A review of Production trends, multiple use value, challenges and future strategies by Dr. Zerihun Yemataw Senior researcher at SARI, Hawassa Agricultural Research Center (HARC),

Community seed banking as a strategy for transiting to agroecology and sustainable food systems by Dr. Bayush Tsegaye, Community Seed Banking in Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region in Ethiopia by Ms. Fikirte Assefa Kebede PhD Student in Hawassa University, College of Agriculture, AVACLIM: The case of Agroecology project by Mr. Tekalign Ayisse, Project coordinator, ISD, Experience of Private Sector :A healthy, nutritional, and affordable local-based product for the community by Ms. Bethlehem Lakew CEO LeHem Nutrition Counseling plc.

Finally MELCA-Ethiopia Executive Director Mr. Ato Solomon Kebede Tanked the financial partner of the program BfW (bread for the world), and all participants of the workshop for their great imputes.