A conference exploring evidence-based recommendations and actions to enhance the implementation of the 'Bottom-up Economic Plan' in Kenya's food production systems.

Date: Tuesday-Wednesday, 4-5 April 2023

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Kenya is a land of massive opportunities and unlimited possibilities in food systems. The country has abundant natural resources and excellent potential for scaling up agricultural production and food-related industries and services. There is also a wealth of food systems research from national and international researchers, which forms a strong evidence base for Kenya to draw from in order for it to transform food systems for a new era of growth and prosperity.

The Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Plan of the new Kenyan Government puts a strong emphasis on the role of agriculture, livestock development, and small and medium enterprises in food manufacturing and service sectors. Flagship no. 8 of the Agricultural Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy (ASTGS) gives the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) the mandate to strengthen research and promote the use of agricultural innovations.

It is on this premise that its Research and Innovation Directorate is working in collaboration with the CGIAR Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) to bring together national and international stakeholders in research at the proposed 1st Kenya Food Systems Conference. The conference will provide a matchmaking “marketplace” for CGIAR initiatives, including the Aquatic Foods Initiative co-led by WorldFish, Kenyan research partners, and Kenyan policymakers to identify current and future research and provide timely information to decision-makers.

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We look forward to your active participation.

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