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18 April 2024

Ask the Author: Leveraging networks to transform food systems

Tenant farmers threshing rice saved from flooded field in Dadu District Sindh province

We have all heard calls for “Food systems transformation” – but how does it actually happen?

Throughout 2024, TABLE will be hosting Ask the Author sessions with researchers and practitioners who are trying to answer and implement food system transformation. These provide an intimate space for author-led discussions and reflections on recent publications (journal article, report, etc.) relevant to food systems sustainability.

Ask the Author: Leveraging networks to transform food systems (with SIANI)

Our first event explores the methodology outlined in one food systems organisation’s theory of change. For over 15 years, SIANI has refined a theory of change that taps into its extensive networks to drive positive food systems outputs and outcomes in the communities it serves.

This session will be grounded in a detailed examination of parts of SIANI’s programme document, highlighting their approach to developing, implementing and evaluating their theory of change. We will discuss how SIANI defines its objectives, measures impact, addresses conflicting goals among food system stakeholders, and aligns its work with wider food systems transformation initiatives.

Register here


Who is this for?

We are calling on researchers and practitioners in food systems transformation to engage in this discussion.  To keep the events accessible for everyone, we will stream the event via Zoom Webinar, where the audience can type their questions. In the registration form, you can also indicate whether you’d like to join as a panelist and ask your questions directly to the authors.

For those who wish to join as a panelist we ask that you review the SIANI programme document, specifically pages 6-8 and 21-35.

Download the SIANI Programme Document PDF


From 18 April 2024 at 15:00 to 18 April 2024


Online, zoom