The Expert Panel Workshop on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture held in Nairobi Kenya, 9-10 May 2016, brought together experts in agriculture from across Africa and was geared towards them providing background information on the key questions around the various thematic areas as well the drawing up of key messages that will go towards the development of the Policy Makers Booklet on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) for Africa. Once published, this booklet, which will contain evidence-based key messages, will be presented to African policy makers to facilitate the design and implementation of policy interventions to address challenges facing the continent in the area of Food Security, Nutrition, and Agriculture.
The two-day workshops exhaustively addressed the ten thematic areas with key recommendations or suggested actions being given for each sub-theme that will be used in the development of the policymakers’ booklet. The objectives of the Workshop were:
- To provide a discussion platform for African scientists in the Steering Committee and the Expert Panel of NASAC to initiate the drafting of the policymakers’ booklet on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture (FNSA) for Africa.
- To support the development of science-based advice on FNSA for Africa by NASAC, with special input EASAC-the European Academies Science Advisory Council, in the context of addressing the Inter-Academy Panel’s global template of questions.
- To determine and share the information and experience on by experts working in relevant fields so as to respond to the priority questions on FNSA in the African context.
- To establish an editorial team that will be responsible for generating content for various chapters in the FNSA policymakers’ booklet