Meals insecurity and a dysfunctional meals system within the nation are main threats to each the expansion of the nation’s financial system and the complete potential of the work power within the nation, which is rated among the many greatest not solely in Africa however globally.
To assist the federal government fight meals insecurity within the nation, the Partnership for African Social and Governance Analysis (PASGR) with the help of the Worldwide Improvement Analysis Centre (IDRC) has launched the Meals Programs Transformation (FST) undertaking, which, amongst different roles, will contribute to the strengthening of equitable, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable meals methods by means of enhancing capability for coverage engagement.
FST was launched on Friday in Nairobi throughout a one-day workshop that was attended by over 50 members from the agricultural sector. One other key step in the precise route is the Utafiti Sera Framework, which is able to mobilize help from key stakeholders for the institution of a complete nationwide meals methods coverage outfitted with a sturdy regulatory framework to make sure efficient implementation.
“”Embracing PASGR’s Utafitisera mannequin, the FST undertaking goals to foster vibrant communities of follow. These communities will co-create proof, and drive inclusive, transformative adjustments in our meals methods insurance policies.” stated Appearing Government Director Dr.
The intention of the workshop, utilizing PASGR’s flagship Utafiti Sera Framework, was to attract on present proof on meals methods in Kenya and stakeholder engagements to help present evidence-policy pathways in direction of the conclusion of inexpensive, high-quality, protected, and nutritious meals.
The workshop’s major goal is to supply stakeholders a radical overview of the foundational rules driving Utafiti Sera Home’s method, which revolves across the pursuit of equitable, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable meals methods.
“‘Empowerment begins with inclusion. By amplifying group voices in choice and policy-making, we pave the best way for more practical, people-centered options.”stated Prof Ruth Oniangó
Meals methods are the lifeblood of our nation’s sustenance, intricately woven from manufacturing to consumption and entwined with well being, financial system, ecosystems, and local weather.
The workshop additionally served as a platform for the formal launch of the FST Utafiti Sera Home, an initiative that aspires to create impactful change inside Kenya’s meals panorama.
The undertaking will harness PASGR’s flagship Utafiti Sera Framework and present proof to spearhead a motion in direction of equitable, resilient, and sustainable meals methods.
Meals insecurity stays a permanent and urgent problem in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Kenya isn’t any exception.
The workshop aimed toward to reaching the next outcomes:
- Elevated consciousness and understanding of the meals Programs Transformation amongst Stakeholders and the general public.
- Formation of recent partnerships and collaboration to help the transformation of meals methods to make them extra equitable, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable.
Dedication from key stakeholders to actively take part in co-creating coverage choices to remodel meals methods.
“Many African insurance policies depend on knowledgeable somewhat than evidence-based choices. Proof, although important, takes a again seat to political priorities, patronage, and different pursuits. Let’s advocate for a data-driven method that really serves the individuals.” stated Dr. Steve Akoth, Coverage Professional.
Obtain uptake of coverage initiatives arising from concerns of proof.
Strengthened stakeholder capacities in accessing and appropriating analysis proof for coverage and follow.
Keynote audio system throughout the workshop included Prof.Ruth Oniangó, Founder and Editor in Chief of the African Journal of Meals, Agriculture, Vitamin, and Improvement; Dr. Pauline Ngimwa, Appearing Government Director, PASGR; Prof. Remi E. Ayiede, Analysis and Coverage Uptake Lead, PASGR; and Mr. Patrick Odame, Appearing Government Director, CABE, amongst others.