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Financing Food Systems Recovery: Scaling Up Research and Innovation

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July 13, 2021 | 8:00 EDT/14:00 CET


The event presented CGIAR’s Food System response to COVID-19 as well as promote GAFSP's Call for Proposals to support countries and producer organizations’ recovery and response to COVID-19 challenges. CGIAR and GAFSP participants showcased concrete country examples on how GAFSP and CGIAR work at the local level to deploy, adapt and scale up agriculture research and innovation solutions.


  • Dr. Natasha Hayward, GAFSP Program Head


  • Dr. Juergen Voegele, Chair CGIAR System Council and World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development
  • Dr. Kundhavi Kadiresan, Managing Director, Global Engagement and Innovation, CGIAR
  • Mr. Dirk Schattschneider, Chair of the GAFSP Steering Committee and Assistant Director General, Food, Rural Development, Africa natural resources, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ)
  • Ms. Lise Albrechtsen, Special Representative on Climate Adaptation and Food Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway


  • Mr. Mark Eghan, Principal Agriculture Economist, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  • Ms. Angie L. M. Howard, Manager, Falama Group Incorporated in Liberia
  • Dr. Ekaterina Krivonos, Deputy Director- Programs and Co-Lead, CGIAR COVID-19 Hub
  • Mr. Reginald Lee, Director, Programs, Grow Asia
  • Mr. J. Dennis Wiagbe, Director of Monitoring & Evaluation, Ministry of Agriculture, Liberia