Fragmented policies, poor governance and weak evidence of the benefits of investing in Integrated Natural Resources Management (INRM) have long been seen as key barriers to sustainable land management by African governments and their development partners. Introducing greater resilience and sustainability into food production systems requires stronger links between the environment and the agriculture sectors at all levels and harmonization of sectoral policies.

The best approach to tackle this starts by bringing together the right stakeholders in the appropriate forums, analysing and facilitating dialogue to strengthen institutional frameworks and to bridge the gap between agricultural and environmental agendas.



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Through dissemination of applied scientific knowledge and evidence-based advocacy, Resilient Food Systems is informing policy dialogue to mainstream ecosystem services, climate resilience and gender-sensitive approaches into food security related policies and practices. This is done in association with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The United Nations Environment programme (UN Environment), responsible for the Science-Policy Interface of the Regional Hub. Here we aim to create a master platform to generate interest and debate throughout the programme lifespan, and beyond through other networks and mechanisms.



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