In this month’s programme we’ll be travelling around the world hearing about new technologies that focus on ensuring food security. But first we hear the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on agriculture in the developing world from Marie Haga, Associate Vice-President at IFAD. Our journey begins in Côte d’Ivoire in Sub Saharan Africa, where Florent Clair from Chemical Industrial Company UPL will tell us about their latest biotechnological products. Heading up northeast from Africa, we’ll be visiting Pinduoduo, the biggest e-commerce platform in China.
We’ll be hearing from ACUA’s Emperatriz Arango to find out about the Kume project. Home chefs Carmen Campos, Piedad Olivo and Nayibe Angulo will tell us about how this project has encouraged women and youth to take part in their region´s traditional gastronomy. We will end our trip around the world in the depths of the Amazon, where Chef Roy Riquelme tells us about the situation they are facing there with COVID-19. For more information, visit us at http://www.ifad.org/podcasts/episode14