The aim of the workshop was to engage with high-level stakeholders and decision makers of the Accra food system. The group of twenty stakeholders included representatives from the relevant ministries (Food and Agriculture, Sanitation and Water Resources, Local Government and Rural Development, Health, Trade and Industry), the Food and Drugs Authority, the Ghana Standards Authority, NGOs and Civil Society organizations, local environmental, cleansing and health officers from the sub-metropolitan areas around the Agbogbloshie and Makola food markets, and researchers from international organizations (FAO, IFPRI) and the local universities.
The aim of the workshop was to engage with local stakeholders in order to understand why consumers purchase which products, from where/whom, which hands these foods have gone through, and how that can influence the nutrition, food safety and health of the consumers. In particular, the stakeholders (other than the consumers) were requested to describe their role, activities and the various problems they encounter within the food system they are part of.
On December 6-7, 2018, the partners of the NOURICITY project first met as a group in Cape Town, South Africa. Hosted by the Center of Excellence in Food Security (University of Western Cape and University of Pretoria), the meeting allowed the partners to plan together the implementation of the research activities and program.
Hosted by CIHEAM, the 27 projects funded under the LEAP-Agri / EC ERA-Net Co-fund, met with the group of donors in Bari, Italy, October 8-10 2018. This kick-off event served as workshop for all project teams in matters related to the management of their project under this new and innovative alliance of African and European donors.