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Workshop on Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies

02 - 03 April 2019 - The Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), IAMO and Welthungerhilfe are conducting an international and interdisciplinary workshop on “Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies”. The workshop will be part of the second Home Garden for Resilience and Recovery (HG4RR) network meeting.

The objective of the workshop is two-fold. First, to advance our knowledge of home and school gardens, resilience, food security, nutrition and related interventions. We would like to deepen our understanding of how informal small-scale home gardening acts as a coping strategy to strengthen the food and nutritional security and resilience of vulnerable households living under extreme uncertainty or in humanitarian crises. We would also like to learn more about how home and school gardens may have positive effects beyond their immediate outcomes (food security and nutrition), such as on women empowerment. 

Second, the workshop will connect academics, practitioners, and donors to identify the knowledge gaps, best practices and opportunities for future interventions on the use of home gardens as a coping strategy in crises and humanitarian emergencies. Hence, the workshop will act as a forum for the exchange of ideas, experiences, and lessons learned from various stakeholder perspectives. We welcome researchers, practitioners, policy makers and donors with an interest in nutrition, agriculture, rural development, reconstruction, displacement and humanitarian emergencies to participate actively in the workshop.

The workshop is sponsored and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Leibniz Association and the Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a Globalised World”.


Contact

Lara Schmidt: schmidt.lara@igzev.de

Workshop on Home Gardens as a Coping Strategy in Crises and Humanitarian Emergencies

2 - 3 April 2019
Welthungerhilfe ǀ Bonn, Germany