The 2019 Cracking the Nut conference will focus on balancing public concerns for food security with private market-based solutions. Connexus is working with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Chemonics International to organize this two‐day learning event, which will highlight how public and private sector initiatives can be leveraged to stimulate rural and agricultural development, in a way that improves food security.

Applying a food systems’ lens, this event will  bring together some of the leading experts in rural development, sustainable agriculture, water sanitation, health and nutrition, including representatives from the  private  sector, governments, donors and development practitioners. As always, Cracking the Nut 2019 will provide a demand‐driven, collaborative learning space where participants share experiences and best practices on innovative approaches to expanding agricultural production, increasing rural incomes and the poor’s access to nutritious food and clean water.

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This conference is organized by Connexus Corporation