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UGlobe | Open Invitation: Online Expert Meeting on Food Sovereignty

Sub-Saharan Africa faces some of the most urgent global challenges, not least in terms of food – and nutrition security in the background of rapid population growth, water scarcity and climate change. Recent research shows that African households in rural and peri-urban areas are driving the improvement and expansion of irrigated agriculture in an unprecedented manner, a process referred to as African farmer-led irrigation development.

This online expert meeting will look into how agricultural experts and urban planners should respond to farmer-led irrigation development/urban agriculture in Africa. It will take place on 12 May 2020, 13:00-15:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST). 

Confirmed speakers: Janwillem Liebrand, Gert Jan Veldwisch, Barbara van Koppen, Anna Siebert and Flávia Charao Marques. 
Confirmed participant experts: Kei Otsuki, Eggo Müller and Guus van Westen. 

Please send an email to in advance and you will receive an invitation (web-link) to join the meeting in Microsoft Teams. More information about UGlobe’s project on Food Sovereignty can be found here