Co-op Conversation: Co-operatives and Food Security in Africa featuring Dr. Machiweyi Kunzekweguta

Food security remains a pressing global issue, particularly in developing countries. The global population experiencing chronic hunger increased to 9.2% in 2022, up from 7.9% in 2019. In Africa, food security is closely linked to smallholder agricultural production, as rural households contribute more than 70% of food that is consumed. Governments and development agencies are actively exploring ways to improve smallholder agricultural productivity, with co-operatives emerging as a promising solution.

In this Co-op Conversation, Dr. Machiweyi Kunzekweguta explores the potential of co-operatives in mitigating food insecurity. Factors that enhance or limit the impact of co-operatives will be discussed.

About our Speaker

Dr. Machiweyi (Machi) Kunzekweguta is currently a Living Skies Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and part of the “Enhancing Food Security and Livelihoods Especially of Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa” international research project. Machi recently completed his PhD in Applied economics from the University of Saskatchewan and holds a Master’s degree in Agribusiness and International Rural Development from the Lincoln University, New Zealand, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.

Event Details

Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Saskatchewan Time or Central Standard Time)
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