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Shaping the Path to Resilient Food Systems in Africa

From September 6 – 10, actors in the agricultural sector will gather to dialogue on how to change the status quo for Africa at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2021 Summit. All around the world, global leaders, researchers, heads of state, and several other stakeholders have noted with great concern the importance of food systems. This year also marks a period of recovery for the world after extensive lockdowns, high numbers in COVID-related deaths, and economic regression. In reflection of these key pathways, the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) has selected the theme “Pathways to recovery and resilient food systems”. Just like previous years, sessions and dialogues will be based on ten thematic areas including agri-investment & SME finance, youth employment in agriculture, and ag-tech & digitalization.

The programme features several exciting events such as the High-Level Plenary Sessions where pre-eminent speakers will deep dive into the various themes and unpack issues pertinent to Africa, the Farmers Forum which will shine a spotlight on the continent’s farmers, and the High-Level Youth Townhall, a session which will elevate the discussion on harnessing the power of young people to transform the continent’s food system. The Deal Room will once again bring together investors and budding agripreneurs for collaboration. 

The AGRF 2021 Summit will mark a defining moment in showcasing and unleashing the political, policy, and financial potential and innovations as well as commitments the continent has made. Africa is at a critical point and with the right policies, actions, and commitments, the continent could enter into an era of prosperity through agriculture. Be a part of this historical moment and register for the AGRF Summit today!  

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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