The Institute will host a workshop on Wednesday the 8th June organised by our Development, Policy and Conflict research cluster led by Godwin Okafor and Oluwasoye Mafimisebi.

The workshop will look at how agriculture in developing countries can be made more resilient to evolving threats such as conflict and climate change. Topics of interest include:

  • The effect of conflict on agriculture
  • The role of trading networks and intermediaries in farming
  • The influence of digital technology on food supply networks
  • How farming can adapt to the challenge of climate change
  • Improving productivity in agriculture

The workshop will run from 9am – 3pm on Wednesday the 8th June with an informal social dinner on Tuesday 7th June. The speakers are yet to be confirmed. Anyone interested in presenting their work at the workshop is asked to contact Godwin Okafor by 6th May 2022.

The workshop is partly supported by a British Academy funded project on Food resilience and rural poverty in developing countries: the role of trading networks and information flows where we partner with the Center for Agricultural Research and Ecological Studies (Vietnam National University of Agriculture).