This essay explores the role of learning networks in strengthening the transformative potential of multi-stakeholder initiatives in the agro-food sector. It begins with reflections on the learning needs of a regional multi-stakeholder initiative in the agro-food sector, the Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL).Then, the essay introduces an emerging learning network, namely GOLDEN for Sustainability. GOLDEN is a global learning network currently developing outside the agricultural and food sector, but with the ambition of including the agro-food sector. The authors are all connected to GOLDEN, and through this article they aim to leverage the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR) platform as a tool for developing such networks (Dentoni et al. 2012) and to invite agro-food organizations to participate in learning networks such as GOLDEN.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||14th IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, USA - |
Duration: 2 Oct 2013 → 4 Oct 2013
|Conference||14th IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo, Philadelphia, USA|
|Period||2/10/13 → 4/10/13|