The Capricorn Foundation, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Namibia, will host a one-day food security workshop, themed ‘Transformative Food Systems for Sustainable Development’ on Friday, 31 March 2023, live on their Facebook and YouTube channels.
Food systems play a crucial role in achieving food and nutrition security for all, and it remains the core of National Development Plans in Namibia.
The workshop will be
convened on the shared values of the Capricorn Foundation and WFP: Enhancing food and nutritional security, improving livelihoods and Accelerating socio-economic outcomes in Namibia.
In anticipation of the upcoming workshop, Ericah Shafudah, WFP’s deputy country director, said, “During this global food price crisis, joint efforts are imperative to enhance the ability of smallholder farmers to adapt and endure the current climatic and economic conditions. Given these circumstances, safeguarding and maintaining the livelihoods of vulnerable communities and assisting smallholder farmers in increasing local food production outputs requires a strategic, well-organised and multi-sectoral approach”.
Marlize Horn, Group Executive: Brand & Corporate Affairs and Executive Officer: Capricorn Foundation, added that “Food systems are critical to achieving long-term food
and nutrition security, environmental sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation, job creation and rural livelihood transformation.
We understand that the
current food systems face
challenges in achieving these goals; therefore, as connectors of positive change, it is crucial for us to collaborate with like-minded organisations like the WFP to engage and seek various pathways toward transforming food systems in Namibia to
upscale local food production and achieve sustainable development”.
The workshop is scheduled to start at 08h30 until 12h30 and will cover numerous topics, including transformative food systems for achieving community development; scaling transformative food systems – a private sector perspective, the policy environment for transformative food systems and food security, as well as partnership for transformative food