Transforming food systems from the bottom up

15 Jul 2022

 

The transition to inclusive and climate-resilient agri-food systems

The One World, No Hunger (EWOH) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has opened a space for transformation and innovation through collective efforts, vast investments, and mutual learning across a broad partner network.

Given the central role of soils in the transformation of agri-food systems, one of the initiative’s core programs is Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security (ProSoil). Soils are more than a means of production. They are the largest carbon sink on land, host a quarter of the world’s biodiversity and play a key role in water purification, nutrient cycling, and many other functions.

About the Food Systems Digital Forum

 

GIZ, TMG Research, and local partners developed and piloted social innovations in Kenya, Benin, and Burkina Faso. These addressed issues of land tenure security and farmer-to-farmer knowledge transfer. The innovations were developed in multi-stakeholder settings at the local level. As locally adapted and socially legitimate solutions, they strengthen the enabling environment for farmers’ broad-scale and long-term implementation of SLM measures.

 

During this webinar speakers from Benin, Kenya, and Burkina Faso presented how these innovations were developed at the community level and what changes they have brought about. It was followed by an expert panel that reflected on the opportunities and challenges of bringing such innovations to scale.

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

food systems innovation