• Thursday, 31 October 2019
  • 13:00-17:00 UTC+00:00
  • Room: FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF)

National Dialogue: Nothing to Waste – Seizing Agro-waste to Create Jobs and Wellbeing

FAO Regional Office for Africa (RAF)


Supported by the Global Landscape Forum,the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO), and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), the dialogue will address the following questions: what are the main kinds of agricultural waste in Ghana, and how can they be turned into useful material? What is the relationship between general waste and agriculture in the country? And, how can we leverage the waste management sector to create opportunities for youth from different backgrounds?

Following on from the Global Landscapes Forum’s Accra conference, the National Dialogue offers a deeper opportunity to connect with local actors on one of Ghana’s biggest challenges. There is real potential to transform Ghana’s waste into profitable inputs to generate better living standards, new job opportunities, and landscape restoration across the African continent and beyond.

Main topics:

  • Exploring practical solutions for the agro-waste management sector
  • Developing pathways for upscaling focal agro-waste management initiatives and creating jobs that contribute to landscape restoration
  • Building collaborative networks between organizations implementing agro-waste solutions
  • Addressing the fragmentation of present innovations in waste management

More information here