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Towards building consensus to democratise Africa’s food systems during COVID-19 and beyond

DATE: Thursday 30 April 2020

TIME: 15h00 Central Africa Time/ SA (GMT +2), 14h00 West Africa Time (GMT +1), 16h00 East Africa Time (GMT +3)

DURATION: 90 minutes

CHAIR: Gertrude Pswarayi, Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (Pelum) Zimbabwe



Gertrude Pswarayi, Pelum Zimbabwe

Topics and speakers

Political framing of the impacts of lockdowns on food systems in Africa – threats, emerging trends and opportunities:

Small-holder producers, and women in particular, Beatrice Makwenda, Rural Women’s Assembly, Malawi

Women in the delivery of food products, from rural areas to consumption zones, Claire Quenum, FLORAISON, Togo

Informal markets and economies, and the dominance of industrial food chains, Charles Dhewa, Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

Lessons from South Africa: Linking small-holder producers withcommunity networks and relief efforts, Stephen Greenberg, African Centre for Biodiversity

The impact of the lockdown on farmers and small-scale fishers in Uganda, Rehema Bavuma, FIAN, Uganda

Collective organising and reconstructing: small-scale producers responses towards democratising Africa’s food systems, David Otieno, Kenyan Peasants League and Nyaradzai Brenda Muronda, La Via Campesina Africa

Summary and the work ahead for social movements, Frances Davis, Zambian Alliance for Agroecology and Biodiversity (ZAAB)

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