In a continuing string of virtual events, the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is fast approaching! AGRF is Africa’s largest agriculture and food systems event. The summit is intended to be a forum that allows for sustainable and actionable plans to be developed which will help African countries continue to grow their agricultural sectors. This 10th annual summit will take place September 8th – 11th and bring together thousands of participants including government officials, civil society and private sector members, research fellows, and development partners.
This year’s theme is Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa. The theme is incredibly timely in the wake of COVID-19 as the need for a restructuring of food systems is being called for.
“We need food systems that are equitable, sustainable, resilient, and capable of meeting the global challenges of malnutrition, poverty and climate change as well as be responsive to emerging and unforeseen challenges – such as those posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must not relent in our effort to transform food systems for the benefit of everyone” – Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA
Registration for the event is now open to all! By attending the conference, you will have the chance to be part of the key outcomes that have been posed for the Summit in the areas of:
- Markets & Trade
- Food Systems
AGRF 2020 is being co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF partners group.