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2021 Dialogue Interactive Partner Workshops


Interactive Partner Workshops are featured as part of the plenary agenda of the International Borlaug Dialogue (IBD). Interactive workshops provide the opportunity for registered participants to collaboratively define key issues, explore problems and learn about new strategies, tools and technologies in food systems.

The Global Food Security Index: Exploring Challenges and Developing Solutions

October 20, 2021
10:50am CDT - 11:50am CDT (Des Moines, USA)

The 10th iteration of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) launches on October 12, 2021. This long running index developed by Economist Impact and funded by Corteva Agriscience will be used in the workshop to analyze data across multiple years and identify lessons learned across the entire program. Additionally, the 2021 GFSI tool will be used to examine underlying factors affecting food insecurity across the world.

Presented By: Corteva AgriScience and Economist Impact


Accelerating Women’s Access to Productive Resources To Produce More and Better

October 20, 2021
12:00pm CDT - 1:00pm CDT (Des Moines, USA)

LadyAgri’s gender-smart investment approach demonstrates how increasing women’s equitable access to resources leads to more sustainable food systems. We will hear directly from African entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders explaining their own gender-responsive business models, the viability of their businesses, and how they overcame COVID-19 market disruptions.

Presented By: LadyAgri


Antimicrobial Resistance: Preventing the Silent Pandemic in Food Systems

October 21, 2021
10:45am CDT - 11:45am CDT (Des Moines, USA)

The silent scourge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens global food systems and human, animal, and environmental health. This session highlights the menace of AMR and provides innovative solutions to tackle this worldwide issue. The featured case studies show how data-driven policies and engagement with farmers, researchers, and government ministries within the context of the One Health paradigm can combat this silent pandemic.

Presented By: British Embassy


How Resiliently Designed Food Systems Achieve Both NRM and Nutrition Wins

October 22, 2021
10:15am CDT - 11:15am CDT (Des Moines, USA)

Examining ways to apply agroecological principles to build agricultural and livestock systems, this workshop will demonstrate how to achieve gains in both ecological and human health. The comparison between food security programs at different stages of development in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo allows us to analyze the environment-nutrition nexus in these areas. Additionally, the session will walk participants through the use of a new Resilience Design (RD) tool developed under the USAID’s SCALE Award.

Presented By: Mercy Corps



Kyle Poorman
Director, International Dialogues

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