In our fourth segment, the Platform interviews Satu Santala, Associate Vice President of the External Relations and Governance Department at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Satu talks about what it takes to invest in and build resilience in food systems. She shares her experience of the Platform, as both a donor in her previous position at the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and now at IFAD, which is a board member of the Platform.

Satu Santala

Associate Vice President of the External Relations and Governance Department at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

"FARMS. FOOD. FUTURE" is the podcast of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development is adding its voice to the podcast in a miniseries and bringing a donor perspective to the frontline of food security. IFAD, as the host of the Platform secretariat, had created a special corner of conversation for our members and partners.

Satu's segment starts at the 47.36-minute mark.

Tune into the rest of the podcast. In Africa, almost 800 million people are facing food insecurity. Without access to adequate, affordable, and nutritious food, generations remain trapped in poverty, unable to take advantage of education or job opportunities. With one in five people in Africa facing hunger, investments in nutrition are crucial. Listen to how nutrition is being improved in Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, and Lesotho.

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