Neglected Foods of Africa: How Africa can feed the world

Connected Conversations

The role of indigenous foods which have largely been neglected by the formal commercial food systems may be key to progressing SDG2. These foods, such as Bambara groundnuts, millets, and edible insects are culturally acceptable in African cuisine, they are climate-smart and hardy, known to be nutritious, and their formalization and beneficiation may unlock rural economies across sub-Saharan Africa. 

AUDA-NEPAD SANBio in partnership with Pharma Connect and SouthVation invites you to attend this week's Connect Conversations Webinar to discuss the various challenge around food security in Africa, and the role that indigenous, currently marginalized foods play in feeding the world. 

The webinar will be held on Thursday, 20 May 2021 via ZOOM is said to bring researchers and policymakers from Africa and elsewhere to share their knowledge about what should be done to promote indigenous food cuisine and indigenous food systems.

Moderated by AUDA-NEPAD SANBio Network Manager, Dr. Ereck Chakauya, webinar speakers include University of Eastern Finland, Roseanna Avento, University of Namibia researcher, Paida Mataranyika, RTI Innovation Consultant and the University of Illinois Professor, Dr. Tawanda Muzhingi, Markus Frolich and Farmer and Independent Consultant, Dr. Luke Mehlo. 


Webinar details:

When: Thursday, 20 May 2021

Meeting registration link:  Meeting Registration - Zoom 

Please note that this webinar will simulcast on both Zoom and Connect Conversation Facebook Live.