21. syyskuu 2021

Nature Positive Production in Developing Countries


Aloituspäivä ja aika 21.09.2021 - 09:00
Päättymispäivä ja aika 21.09.2021 - 11:45
Paikka Internet
Kieli Englanti
Järjestäjä FFD (Food and Forest Development Finland) and Fingo’s Food Security Group

Fingon ruokaturvaryhmä ja FFD järjestävät Luontopositiivinen tuotanto kehittyvissä maissa webinaarin 21.09.2021 klo 9:00 – 11:45.

Webinaarin tavoitteena on tutkia, miten suomalaiset toimijat voisivat tukea paremmin kumppaneitaan globaalissa etelässä, kun ne muuttavat tuotantojärjestelmiään luontopositiivisemmiksi. Webinaarin pääpuhuja on Samuel Tumwesigye, joka on tutkinut maaseudun ja kaupunkien vuorovaikutusta sekä maankäytön muutoksia. Webinaarissa tullaan myös jakautumaan pienryhmiin, jossa pohditaan ratkaisuja luontopositiiviseen tuotantoon.

Alla on lisätietoa englanniksi:

Fingo and FFD are organizing a webinar on Nature Positive Production in Developing Countries on 21st of September at 9am – 11:45am.

The webinar continues the dialogue within the framework of the Food System Dialogue, a process in which the UN gathers together a multitude of partners to debate and deliberate on how to improve the present food system to be more sustainable and equitable. The webinar aims at studying how Finnish actors could support their partners in global south better when they transform their production systems to be more nature positive. The webinar and group discussions will be held in English.

The webinar’s keynote speaker Samuel Tumwesigye is a rural development professional. He is currently a PhD Fellow at the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies KU Leuven, Belgium researching on rural-urban interaction and land use changes. Samuel also works as an Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation Specialist at UNDP HQ, and was one of the authors of Fingo’s study on impacts of the EU’s Green Deal and Farm to Fork to Africa (2021). After the keynote speaker’s presentation, participants will be divided into small groups to discuss one of the following topics:

  • Who should provide knowledge and extension on location-based nature positive production mechanisms? How should this be done? Which institutions should be involved?
  • How are we going to strengthen women’s role in the development of nature positive production methods?
  • How can we strengthen advisory and training services to support the change process and reduce risks? How can we improve learning, development and innovation capacity in the local level/global South?
  • How could nature positive production be better supported in global value chains? What are the current challenges and barriers? How could we overcome these challenges and barriers?


9:00am – 9:10am                        Introduction – Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)

9:10am – 9:25am                       What is meant by nature positive production? – Juha Helenius, Professor at Helsinki University and Research Director at Ruralia Institute

9:25 am – 9:45am                      Keynote speaker Samuel Tumwesigye, PhD fellow, University of Leuven.

9:45am – 10:45am                     Discussion in small groups based on the questions above

10:45am – 11:00am                  Break

11:00am – 11:30am                  Summary of group discussions (~5 min/group)

11:30am – 11:45am                  Final remarks – Juha Ruippo, Chairman of Fingo’s Food Security Group

All participants interested in food systems and nature positive production in developing countries working with Finnish actors are welcome to join the webinar.


Please register for the event via this link by 17th of September.


When registering, please select the discussion group which you would like to participate in. After your registration, you will receive an e-mail with a link to the webinar.

Fingo is an umbrella organization for Finnish NGOs working in development cooperation and global education. FFD (Food and Forest Development Finland) is a Finnish non-profit organization supporting agricultural producer organizations and forest owners’ organizations and cooperatives in developing countries.

Kind Regards,

Kirsi Kaikkonen, FFD

Elina Mikola, Fingo