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A window of opportunity to build back better? Kigali, Rwanda, 8 September 2020 It would be easy to look at the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic as the final straw that will bring about potential disaster for Africa. […]

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Women in Agriculture: Women-led Resilience Strategies The ‘Women in Agriculture: Women-led Resilience Strategies’ session surveyed the many obstacles faced by women in agriculture, particularly as a result of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. As the chair, Åslaug Marie Haga, […]

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AGRF Deal Room off to a great start The official opening of this year’s AGRF Deal Room was on Day One of the AGRF 2020 Summit. Although virtual in 2020, it had the same remit – to provide […]

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Strong Data Strategies to Lead Africa’s Agricultural Revolution As Africa strives to overcome the challenges of climate change, pest attacks and now COVID-19, there is a need for investment in strong data systems that build resilience frameworks to […]

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Linking African farmers with growing urban food markets Urban populations are growing faster in Africa than anywhere in the world. Feeding Africa’s cities, and providing access to good quality food, presents a major challenge. But also a major […]

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Finding the true meaning of resilience How to build a resilient and sustainable future was the subject under discussion by a group of distinguished leaders, from Africa, Europe and the US, as part of the AGRF 2020 opening […]

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Opening ceremony: An event delivered with grit and resilience Not even the global COVID-19 pandemic could prevent the AGRF 2020 summit from going ahead, as the organizers showed the grit and resilience necessary to stage a safe virtual […]

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Reaching Urban Food Consumers Through Resilient Supply Chains Author: Elton Mudyazvivi, programme manager of our agricultural livelihoods portfolio In Africa, and in other regions facing rapid urbanisation, feeding growing cities is becoming an increasing challenge. While often not […]

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Africa’s Cities Can Feed Themselves With Proper Planning, Leaders Say  The challenge of feeding Africa’s cities can be overcome by a clever synergy between city planning and collaboration between governments and the private sector. Experts at the Feeding […]

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Calls for a Whole Government Approach to Feeding our Cities This year’s AGRF theme is Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent, and the summit’s focus for its second day was nutrition and health. One session fed neatly into both these […]