Module 1 Plenary Session of the e-Course on food systems, with Dr. Prof. Inge Brouwer and Cherrie Atilano - February 7, 2024
The fifth edition of the e-course on food systems marked its first week. 800 participants from all over the world are taking the five weeks course. The plenary session for the first module held on 7 February 2024.
For the plenary session of the first module, we invited Prof. Inge Brouwer and Cherrie Atilano to forward insights and experiences on why food systems approach is important.
Prof. Dr. Inge Brouwer is Associate Professor at the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University. Her research focuses on improvement of dietary quality of (young) women and children, in low and middle income countries through agricultural or food systems approaches, with special emphasis on reducing the burden of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overnutrition.
Cherrie Atilano is the Founding Farmer, CEO and President of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc. AGREA aims to help eradicate poverty for farming and fishing families in order to alleviate the effects of climate change, and establish food security in the Philippines. She is a High-Level Ambassador of the United Nations Scaling Up Nutrition, an Advisory Board member of the World Bank Solutions for Youth Employment.
Course participants can access the plenary video and presentation slides on the course platform. Others can also watch it here. For ease of access we have split the webinar in four parts.
Part 1: Introductions by course facilitators and opening remarks by Ms. Wilma van Esch, Head of the Food Security and Nutrition division at The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Ivo Demmers, CEO of the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP).
Part 2: Presentation by Prof. Dr. Inge Brouwer, Associate Professor at the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University.
Part 3: Presentation by Cherrie Atilano, the Founding Farmer, CEO and President of AGREA Agricultural Systems International, Inc.
Part 4: Responses and Discussions for questions forwarded from participants.