By invitation only
The key objective of this expert validation workshop is to discuss and validate the Study “Options and opportunities to make food value chains more environmentally sustainable and resilient in Sub-Saharan Africa”, prepared for the UNDP Private Sector Unit and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) (March 2017). The outcomes of the discussions will feed directly into the final version of this study.
The study, carried out by ECDPM, looks at activities along food value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa which cause negative environmental externalities: they put pressure on the environment by exceeding its regenerative and absorptive capacity, bringing harm to the ecosystems. It discusses key environmental impacts and externalities of six value chains: livestock (including meat and dairy), rice, cassava, maize, pulses and mangoes. These were selected on the basis of their socio-economic relevance to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, their known environmental impacts and externalities, and the future climate change risks they face.
The workshop is invitation-based, bringing together experts from various backgrounds, including the public and private sector and will provide the opportunity to validate findings in the draft study, share experiences, best practices, and impediments to changes as well as keys to success.
ECDPM’s Francesco Rampa and Hanne Knaepen will act as facilitators of this workshop.