Official Dialogue Feedback to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit
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Botswana like many African countries is home to a wide variety of indigenous – mostly drought tolerant and pest & disease resistant foods. Yet, for a very long time – alternative and indigenous foods have been neglected. Although indigenous foods are adapted to their natural environment and their yield is contingent upon drastic climate changes; there’s an opportunity to benefit from their resilience and abundance to establish a nutritional value chain to combat malnutrition and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The objectives of the conversation are to explore ideas to make the food system more nutritious, dependable and lucrative using these foods by bringing forward solutions that are: involving more agri-tech to make processes from farm to fork faster and more efficient, climate friendly and sustainable.
What if we could transform our food systems by taking charge of how we produce specific kinds of food that our natural climate can give us sustainably?