FANRPAN High Level Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy Dialogue

  • 17th August 2017
  • by secretary

15 -17 August 2017. Durban, South Africa. FANRPAN in partnership with the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), the FANRPAN Node Hosting Institution in South Africa hosted the 2017 FANRPAN High-level Food and Nutrition Security Regional Policy Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue under the theme “Resilient African Agriculture and Food Systems: Securing Prosperity and Health for all”.

The specific objectives of this regional policy dialogue were:

  1. Evaluate emerging developments that pose significant threats to food and nutrition security; 
  2. Assess experiences and draw lessons for using programs, policies, institutions, and investments to build resilience of agriculture and food systems; 
  3. Determine key approaches and tools for building resilience of agriculture and food systems at varying levels; 
  4. Identify knowledge and action gaps in research, policy, and programming; 
  5. FANRPAN Awarded NASFAM CEO Dyborn Chibonga
    for recognition of services rendered to the Regional Network
  6. Set priorities for action by different actors at regional and nation levels.

The Regional Policy Dialogue participants included representatives from: 17 FANRPAN Country Node Coordinators; Relevant governments ministries and departments, civil society member/non-government organization; farmers organizations; intergovernmental organization (including UN entities); research/extension/education organization; financing institution; private sector; youth organisations.

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15th of Aug. 2017.  PAEPARD was allocated Session 1: Transformative Change Through Partnerships for Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D)

Facilitator: Ms Sharon Alfred
Rapporteur: Lesotho, Malawi and Zambia FANRPAN Nodes

Invited presentations:

Benin soybeans;
Uganda veg &
Burkina Faso trichodema consortium,
Malawi-Zambia GnvC consortium
  • Dr Remi Kahane, CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development): Topic: Demand driven and user-led research partnerships: PAEPARD context and lessons from mid-term review
  • Ms Elizabeth Mnyandu, Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology at Durban University of Technology: Topic: The role of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in AR4D within the PAEPARD
  • Dr Aldo Stroebel, National Research Foundation (NRF): Topic: Best practice in building local and international links and collaborations for multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary AR4D.

Reflections: Ms Beatrice Makwenda, National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM)

Session 2: Integrating Postharvest Management in Development Plans

  • Dr Limbikani Mutuma, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR)
  • Reflections: Ms Wezi Chunga- Simbo, Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA -AUC)
The big goodbye to former CEO of FANRPAN
dr Lindiwe Sibanda.

Topic:Approaches for stemming aflatoxin contamination in the groundnut value chain: Experiences
from Malawi and Zambia.

24th of August 2017 at 4:00 – 5:00 pm SAST (GMT+2). The Food Agriculture Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) will host a WEBINAR to share the baseline findings of its flagship project, ATONU.

The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and partners are implementing the Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU: Improving Nutrition Outcomes through Optimized Agricultural Investments Project (ATONU) that will answer the question of what agriculture projects and programs can do to deliver positive nutrition outcomes. The ATONU project aims to gather evidence on how agriculture can enhance the health and nutrition status of women and children under the age of 5. In Tanzania and Ethiopia, ATONU identified the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project that is being implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as one of the pilots on which it embedded and now is assessing the impact of selected nutrition-sensitive interventions (NSIs).

FANRPAN would like to share and discuss the baseline findings of the project in the two countries in a webinar. The webex event requires registration. Below are there registration details:
To register for the online event
1. Go to
2. Click “Register”.
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click “Submit”.