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The Global Action Plan on Agricultural Diversification (GAPAD) SDG2 Roundtable Forum will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 25 and 26 October, 2016.
The primary objective of the GAPAD Forum will be to discuss how to promote the contribution of agricultural diversification in the implementation of SDG2 of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.” The event is co-organised by CABI and the World Vegetable Center with support from the Association of International Research and Development Centres for Agriculture (AIRCA).

The Forum will bring together national, regional and international experts from governments, international research and development organisations, NGOs and academic institutions. Delegates will engage in presentations, breakout sessions and meetings with the aim of developing action plans to support the achievement of SDG2 targets through agricultural diversification.

The two-day event will kick off on 25 October with a welcome address from CABI’s Director-General, Development, Dr Dennis Rangi and an official opening address by the African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture – Her Excellency, Peace Rhoda Tumusiime. AIRCA Ambassador Emeritus, Dr Dyno Keatinge, will give the keynote address on “Ending Hunger achieving Food Security and improved Nutrition and promotion of Sustainable Agriculture: the role of agricultural diversification in a changing climate.”

Other speakers at the Forum include Dr Thomas Dubois from the World Vegetable Center, Dr Timothy Sulser from the International Food Policy Research Institute, CABI’s Dr Roger Day and CABI’s Dr George Oduor.

The forum will also provide an opportunity for attendees to feedback on the GAPAD SDG2 webinar which was organised to stimulate discussions on ending hunger and achieving food security.

GAPAD is an initiative spearheaded by Crops For the Future and supported by AIRCA. For more information visit www.gapad.org