17 October

Opening statements

09:00 – 10:00
  • EPA Network Coordinator
  • Netherlands Ambassador to Benin
  • Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries


10:20 – 11:40
  • Keynote 1: Connecting evidence to policy and action to improve food and nutrition security
  • Keynote 2: Advancing Urban Agriculture to Improve Food and Nutrition Security

Panel discussions

11:40 – 13:00
  • Insights and lessons to develop urban agriculture in Benin

Breakaway and plenary sessions

14:30 – 15:30
  • Session 1: Reinforcing the Evidence Policy Action Network
  • Session 2: Practical solutions for embedding evidence in policymaking on urban agriculture
  • Session 3: Creating a knowledge center on urban food systems

18 October

Field visit

08:30 – 12:00
  • Visit of a successful allotment garden developed with peri-urban poor on 1 hectare at Some, Abomey-Calavi
  • Netherlands Ambassador to Benin

Science-Policy Meeting

14:00 – 17:00
  • only open to selected delegates


Éléonore Yayi Ladekan

Ministre de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, Benin

Frejus Thoto

Directeur Exécutif ACED, Coordonnateur du EPA Network

Gaston Dossouhoui

Ministre de l'Agriculture, de l'Élevage et de la Pêche, Benin

Ben Sonneveld

Researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for World Food Studies, Vrije University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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