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Reaching Urban Food Consumers Through Resilient Supply Chains The session on ‘Food Systems & Nutrition: Reaching Urban Food Consumers Through Resilient Supply Chains’ asked the panel of experts for their input on the policies, technologies and investments needed […]

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GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize finalists make last pitches Twelve young entrepreneurs made pitches for the $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur prize, a competition for innovative youth with business interests in the agri-food sector. The pitching session took place on Wednesday 9 […]

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“Talk with farmers, not about farmers” A passion for their calling and a determination for their opinions to be heard were the overriding sentiments demonstrated by speakers at today’s Farmers Forum, one of the key sessions at the […]

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Increasing financial access for women key to food security during and post COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic struck Africa and food challenges linked to broken supply chains became a reality, the most affected people were women and children. […]

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Rural retail ago-dealers and their suppliers face many challenges when selling and distributing agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened these challenges, disrupting trade and vital supply chains, while also impacting labor, harvest operations, marketing, […]

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Building back better through nutrient-smart agriculture According to the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report, the world is still way off track for achieving the goal of ending hunger, food […]

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Africa’s nutrition needs can be met using local foods, but there must be data to guide uptake plans As Africa bids to meet its nutrition goals it is required of its leaders to focus on strategies that encourage […]

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Joined-up financing of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector: a whole value chain approach On day Three of the AGRF Summit, the Deal Room continued in its mission to help companies source finance, with its session: Innovative Financial Solutions for Africa’s Agribusiness Sector. In […]

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Food reform in the face of rapid social change “If I was a Minister of Agriculture, I’d sit in the Minister of Trade’s office and work together on developing a clear plan, commodity by commodity.” The words of […]

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Driving a data revolution in Africa They say if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Or, in the words of the late Kofi Annan, “if you can’t see it, you can’t solve it”. Speaking on the […]