You are invited to join the NIPN webinar on “Circular Food System”

You are invited to join the NIPN webinar on “Circular Food System”

Date: Jun 20, 2023 02:00 PM Addis Ababa Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

On behalf of the National Information Platform for Nutrition (NIPN) at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), we are delighted to invite you to attend a webinar on "Circular Food System".

NIPN Webinar on “Circular Food System”, June 20, 2023

A food system is a system that delivers food security and nutrition for all in such a way that the economic, social, and environmental bases for generating food security and nutrition for future generations are not compromised. Over the past decade, many local governments have implemented sustainable food systems strategies and have been accompanied in this process. Thus, circular food systems prioritize regenerative production, favor reuse, and sharing practices, reduce resource inputs and pollution, and ensure resource recovery for future uses. As such, they close resource loops and pursue cross-sectoral synergies (e.g. with water and energy systems) that contribute to the resilience of a territory.

This webinar is set to be a highly informative and engaging event, with a distinguished speaker (Associate professor Hannah Van Zanten from Wageningen University and Research) who will provide valuable insights on the “Circular food system” to describe the close resource loops and cross-sectoral synergies, followed by a reflection by the invited panelists in Ethiopia.

Following all the speakers’ presentations, the participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions. We invite interested researchers, policy-makers, programmatic decision-makers, and other stakeholders to attend this webinar.

Introduction: Dr. Masresha Tessema, EPHI

Moderator: Dr. Taddesse Zerfu, Research fellow, IFPRI

Presenter: Dr. Hannah Van Zanten (Associate professor), Wageningen University and Research


  1. Dr. Kaleab Baye (Associate professor), Center for Food Science and Nutrition, Addis Ababa University
  2. Dr Namukulo Covic, ILRI Director General’s Representative to Ethiopia
  3. Mr. Belay Terefe, Alliance Bioversity-CIAT, Ethiopia Country Coordinator for SHiFT

Date and Time: June 20, 2023     Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm (Addis time)