The Great Debate; Food, Markets, Trade and Agriculture
The worldwide containment measures, including border closures, mean some staple food items cannot reach African consumers. This is as agricultural produce originally planned for export outside the continent is left to decay. Against this background, a panel of experts studies the strategies for building stable agricultural markets within the continent to break the overreliance on foreign imports. The discussion is led by some of the world’s leading minds on agri-food policy. The focus is on how to build back better, with notable attention on the most pressing policy decisions before Africa. This is a great debate – one that yields concrete policy-led solutions for some of Africa’s most urgent food value chain problems.