Who is missing at dinner?
Bringing farmers into the conversation on food systems through inclusive communication platforms
A UN Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue exploring the role of communication in ensuring equitable, inclusive food systems
When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET
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When it comes to global food systems, how can we ensure that small-scale farmers have their say? And what are the consequences if they don’t?
Farmers know best the challenges that face them. To create an efficient and equitable food system, both male and female farmers need communication tools and systems that put their knowledge and experiences up front.
As part of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, Farm Radio International presents Who’s missing at dinner? Bringing farmers into the conversation on food systems through inclusive communication platforms. Including the voices of farmers and communications professionals from IFAD, Mediae, Farmer Line and Farm Radio International, this dialogue will look at the value of communication systems to amplify and include the perspectives of farmers, who are the backbone of global food value chains.
Together, speakers will address the role of communication in food systems — a theme which cross cuts all five action tracks of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit. The dialogue is a precursor to on-air dialogues Farm Radio will be bringing to the airwaves in several countries across Africa — a way of ensuring farmers can add their feedback to the summit itself.
So, what is the role of communication in creating equitable food systems? And how can communication systems bring farmers back into the conversation? Join us on June 2, 2021 to answer these questions and more.
Lily Akorfa Keledorme, Head of Farmer & Partner Engagement at Farmerline
Hélène Papper, Director, Global Communications and Advocacy at International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Patricia Gichinga, Head of Productions at The Mediae Company
Sylvie Harrison, Radio Craft Manager, Farm Radio International