The Cracking the Nut Advisory Committee invites interested persons to submit proposals to present at the Cracking the Nut 2019: Leveraging Systems for Improved Food Security conference. This conference’s core themes for the breakout sessions are:
1. Reducing Systemic Risks: What mechanisms exist to stabilize commodity prices? To what extent can we reduce risks of agricultural investments with insurance and guarantees? How can blended finance be used to encourage investments in clean water, climate smart agriculture and health and nutrition support services? What community-based approaches to rural development can improve resilience and reduce the negative impacts of a food security crisis. How can we measure vulnerability and track systemic changes?
2. Improving Access to Clean Water, Nutrition and Health: What is the appropriate policy response to balance competing priorities and protect access to clean water for fish, livestock, agriculture and people? How can the public sector incentivize commercial improvements in nutrition and health? What approaches are needed to ensure benefits flow to low-income communities, households and individuals, including regular consumption of nutritious diets?stunting?
3. Increasing Inclusion in Commercial Markets: How can we entice the private sector to be more inclusive of women and youth? How do we link informal market opportunities to commercial markets? What public sector stimulus is appropriate to ensure food systems serve the last mile? In what ways do we need to adapt systems and approaches to the specific needs of high risk populations? What does it take to move households beyond subsistence level farming?
All proposals submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 22, 2019 with “Cracking the Nut 2019: Proposal to Present” in the subject line.