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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 […]

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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, […]