Former Tanzania President H.E. Kikwete Set for High Profile Meeting with Uganda President H.E. Museveni

KAMPALA, Uganda: August 26, 2021 Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Board Member of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, will on Friday, August 27, 2021 meet with Uganda’s President H.E. Yoweri Museveni for a conversation around Africa’s food system priorities.

The discussion will address ways to prioritize inclusive agricultural transformation in the promotion of resilient and sustainable food systems. This is in addition to the need for collaboration in driving the commitments made in the Malabo Declaration and the Sustainable Development Goals. 

H.E Kikwete, who travelled to Uganda’s capital Kampala on Thursday, August 26, 2021, will also use the opportunity to invite H.E. Museveni to the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit 2021, in Nairobi Kenya, while highlighting the opportunities for the continent ahead of the convening.   

Organized under the leadership of H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, and the AGRF Partners Group, under the theme, “Pathways to Recovery and Resilient Food Systems”, the AGRF Summit 2021 will assume a hybrid format with participation in Nairobi and virtually.

It is expected that over 10,000 delegates will join the event virtually, as close to 150 delegates gather in Nairobi for the Summit, among them Heads of State and Government, Ministers and high-profile leaders from the private sector and development organizations. 

Among other objectives, the Forum will give the continent a final chance to review and affirm Africa’s common position before joining the rest of the world at the UN Food Systems Summit, in New York later in September.-

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About AGRA

Established in 2006, AGRA is an African-led and Africa-based institution that puts smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. Together with our partners, we catalyze and sustain an inclusive agricultural transformation to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farming households in 11 African countries by 2021.

More information: https://agra.org/; Rebecca Weaver, rweaver@agra.org

About AGRF

The AGRF is the premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward. The Forum is designed to energize political will and advance the policies, programs and investments required to achieve an inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation across the continent. More information: https://agrf.org; Catherine Ndung’u cndungu@agra.org

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