FOOD FIGHT 2 - an online debate on global food security

NWO-WOTRO is organising an online debate on global food security, titled ‘Smallholder diversity in agricultural research for development’.

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06 Oct 2022
Dutch Research Council (NWO)
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14:00-15:00 Hrs

Online | Zoom

NWO-WOTRO cordially invites you to the second online NL-CGIAR ‘Food Fight’ which focuses on smallholder diversity in agricultural research for development. This is part of a debate series of three online NL-CGIAR ‘Food Fights’. For each of these events, two experts from the NL-CGIAR research programme will act as the proponent and opponent of a provocative statement on global food security, following from the NL-CGIAR synthesis study. The audience will be invited to respond to the debaters and contribute to an in-depth discussion.

The Food Fights are organised in the run-up to and during the NL-CGIAR conference (2 & 3 November 2022).

Debate 2:  Acknowledging the diversity of smallholders in agricultural research for development

The statement that will be up for debate is:

It is not possible to scale up innovations when smallholder diversity is prioritised


Ir. Rhiannon Pyburn, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Advisor on multi-stakeholder processes, institutional innovation, and gender equity in inclusive value chains

(NL-CGIAR Senior expert at CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research)


Dr. Berber Kramer, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Senior Research Fellow on financial inclusion & gender in agriculture

(NL-CGIAR Seed Systems Development project ‘Promoting stress-tolerant varieties at scale in Kenya’)

Learn more about the NL-CGIAR research programme

The NL-CGIAR research programme is part of a cooperation agreement (2017-2022) between the government of the Netherlands and CGIAR, the global research partnership for a food secure future. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, implemented by NWO-WOTRO; in close collaboration with CGIAR, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and the Netherlands Food Partnership. 

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