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Participatory Approach: the Importance of Community Engagement and Collaborative Solutions - Experience from Ghana

Updated: Jul 2

A series of Webinars by EWABELT and INCiTiS-FOOD Projects to discuss sustainable intensification and circular agri-food systems in Africa.


Under the aegis of the Partnership Agreement signed in the previous months, the INCiTiS-FOOD and EWABELT Projects have launched a series of webinars to address current challenges and potential solutions in the agri-food sector in Kenya, Ghana and Sierra Leone - More on the Kenya webinar here


Save the date! JULY 5, 2024 on Zoom - 1:00 pm (CEST)

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The second of this cycle of webinars will focus on “Participatory Approach:he Importance of Community Engagement and Collaborative Solutions - Experience from Ghana”. On July 5, 2024 at 1:00 pm (CEST), the Kundok Development Consult (KDC), CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute and the University for Development Studies, together with the University of Sassari, OCCAM - Observatory on Digital Communication and Foodscale Hub, will shed light on the importance of community engagement and collaborative solutions at all levels starting from the experiences the Ghanaian partners have been carrying out throughout the years of the projects. 


Acknowledging how the participatory approach in food security systems represents a valuable methodology to ensure that research, outcomes and successful results are shared along the entire value chain, the active involvement of community members, local organizations, governmental entities, scientific experts and on-the-field agents become a priority to be reckoned with. Emphasizing collaboration, inclusivity and empowerment of local communities in the identification, planning, implementation and evaluation processes of the strategies to improve food security is among the core missions of both the EWABELT and INCiTiS-FOOD Project, whose partners are testing research questions and ideas in real content situations with on-field agents. 


In pursuit of these ambitious objectives to promote knowledge exchange and transfer of skills, Dr James Kombiok from KDC will introduce “The cultivation of fonio, a hunger gap closing crop in Northern Ghana to farmers within the FFRUs to enhance food security and improve farm family income”, Dr Joseph Adjebeng-Danquah from CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute will discuss “Participatory management of fall armyworm damage on maize using plant extracts and intercropping” and Dr. Michael Ayamga and Dr. Emmanuel D. Abarike from University of Development Studies will outline  “Improving Circular Technology Adoption through Co-creation


The panelists will showcase their presentations and open the floor for a discussion with the audience. The insights emerging from the webinar will be collected and reviewed to draft some recommendations and suggestions.


All those interested in participating are welcome to join the webinar and the discussion. To do so, please fill in the following Form (https://forms.gle/xSaVTG7Ee4wvoSQA7) to receive the link for the webinar 


Do not miss the opportunity to learn how the participatory approach is beneficial for promoting food security and its challenges along the entire value chain.

Join us next Friday on July 5, 2024 at 1:00 pm (CEST). 



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