The World Food Prize Foundation

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

Adegbola Adesogan

Director, Food Systems Institute and Director, Livestock Systems Innovation Lab, Univ. of Florida

Dr. Adesogan is a Professor of Animal Nutrition and Director of the University of Florida Food Systems Institute. He is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida, which manages 45 research for development projects that use... [ View ]

Ernest Dube

Evaluation and Learning Director, Mercy Corps, USAID/BHA-funded Food Security Program, DRC

Ernest leads monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and impact measurement for Mercy Corps’ USAID-funded Development Food Security Activity in South Kivu, DRC. Ernest is a humanitarian and development professional with over 12 years of progressive experience in developing and strengthening M&E systems in various development and emergency contexts, and is... [ View ]

Kristin Lambert

Mercy Corps Director, SCALE Award

Kristin leads the USAID/BHA-funded SCALE award, which supports capacity strengthening and knowledge sharing for BHA implementing partners working in agriculture, NRM and alternative livelihoods. Previously, Kristin worked for over a decade as a technical advisor, program manager and researcher throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Asia with a focus on natural resource... [ View ]

Jennifer Mayer

Mercy Corps Senior Agriculture Advisor

Jennifer serves as Senior Advisor on the Mercy Corps Technical Support Unit, including supporting collaboration and learning efforts under the SCALE Award. She has over 20 years’ experience in agriculture development across Africa and the Middle East, including designing and managing food systems and market development programs. Jennifer is also... [ View ]

Mulubrhan Balehegn Gebremikael

Associate Professor of Livestock Production & Pastoralist Development, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Dr. Mulubrhan Balehegn Gebremikael is an associate professor of Livestock production and pastoralist development at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Animal nutrition From the Norwegian Institute of Life Sciences and an MSc in Livestock Production and Pastoralist Development from Mekelle University. His research interest includes sustainable... [ View ]

Stanley Mutuma

Climate-Smart Agriculture Advisor, Mercy Corps, USAID/BHA-funded Nawiri RFSA, Kenya

Stanley is a livelihoods expert with over 15 years’ experience working on livelihoods-related programs within contexts of climate variability. He has extensive experience designing and implementing climate adaptation and mitigation programs across multiple agro-ecological zones in Kenya, including the north and northeastern arid and semi-arid lands. Stanley’s work incorporates resilient... [ View ]

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