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Monthly Newsletter
June 2022

Welcome to the Resilient Food Systems (RFS) Newsletter.


Experience sharing is at the heart of the Resilient Food Systems programme’s approach to knowledge dissemination and in the June 2022 newsletter, we have a lot of incredible experiences, approaches and methods to share.
 
Also #InCaseYouMissedIt, FAO held a workshop titled ‘Can we do Farmer Field Schools training remotely?’ on June 23rd, sharing lessons from the FFS during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. A reflection is on its way so sit tight, who knows what next month’s newsletter will bring? (hint: a reflection from this workshop)
 
More sharing, more caring!
 
Thank you, as always, for your generous support 😊
RFS PCU
  

Useful resources and links


Each month, the RFS Regional Hub gathers and shares useful resources under the broad themes of sustainable agriculture, resilience-building, land degradation and climate change.
GHANA  BURKINA FASO  ALL COUNTRIES  GENDER   KNOWLEDGE & LEARNING  

South-south learning challenges gender norms to advance food systems transformation and resilience

A 2018 workshop led by World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and attended by RFS stakeholders in Ghana facilitated meaningful dialogue surrounding gender roles, forestry and food systems transformation. Now, RFS is reflecting on the importance of engaging in south-south learning exchanges to inform gender-responsive project implementation and observing how we can address similar themes in our present work towards advancing gender equality in sub-Saharan Africa.
Click here to read the full story  →
KENYA INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  RURAL EXTENSION & CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT

Rebuilding agricultural extension services in the Upper Tana watershed, Kenya

Extension services connect farmers with the tools, skills and knowledge to invest in food systems transformation that protects communities and the environment. The Upper Tana Nairobi Water Fund in Kenya is partnering with county governments, the private and the public sectors to better support farmers, assigning extension agents to specific locales and upscaling technological interventions.
Click here to read more  →
REGIONAL HUB  NIGER MALAWI  TANZANIA KNOWLEDGE & LEARNING 

MEVCAM and the power of sharing experiences

The Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management (MEV-CAM) initiative from FAO is working to bring experiences from communities in dryland regions closer to the forefront in food systems dialogue. MEVCAM is an innovative method of communicating stories from the field through a visual medium.
 
This month, FAO provides an update on the recently completed ‘Case Clinic’ sessions, where participants from various countries, including RFS Niger, Malawi and Tanzania, shared their experiences in implementing the method and collecting stories in the field. The insight gained from this dialogue will inform future applications of the MEVCAM method, advancing story-sharing and its role in facilitating change.
Read the full update  →
NIGERIA  GENDER RURAL EXTENSION & CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT  VALUE CHAINS & MARKET ACCESS 

Benue beekeepers thriving against all odds

Women and youth in Benue State, Nigeria are powering through social norms and a slow start to implementing beekeeping to improve their livelihoods, gain respect and independence in their communities, and learn new skills.
 
Originally published by UNDP Nigeria, this reflection provides context and incredible imagery to support the initiative through stories told by the farmers themselves.
Click here to see for yourself  →
 

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Resilient Food Systems, also known as the Integrated Approach Program on Food Security (IAP-FS), is primarily funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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