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The Australian International Food Security Centre Ms Mellissa Wood Director, AIFSC
Accelerating research delivery and adoption of innovations for food security • Bridging research and development • Delivering through partnerships • Strategic focus
AIFSC focus countries • Burundi • Ethiopia • Kenya • Malawi • Mozambique • Rwanda • Uganda • Tanzania • Zambia • Zimbabwe
Sufficient, accessible and nutritious food Impact Increased food production Increased income Improved nutrition and diversity in diets Improved access to knowledge Increased institutional and individual capacity Outcomes Greater access to agricultural innovations Increased access to more nutritious and safe food and reduced post harvest loss Innovations in information and knowledge delivery and facilitated partnerships Critical mass trained to address food security issues, enduring institutional partnerships Outputs of interventions for smallholder female and male farmers and other poor households Better market access and returns, and stronger value chains Better informed and supported policy development Accelerating research delivery and adoption of innovations for food security Focus of interventions Sustainable and productive farming systems Markets, value chains and social systems Food nutrition and safety Communica-tions and knowledge management Education, training and capacity building Program themes (research) (capacity building) D “Food security” = availability, access and utilisation Broad platform MDGs, CAADP, in-country priorities, Australian Aid Frameworks Policy frameworks