Africa’s Food Systems Forum (AGRF) is the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that shall move African agriculture and food value chains forward.  The AGRF is a multi-sector platform comprising twenty-six (26) partners leading in African agriculture development and committed to the AGRFs mission of supporting African stakeholders to enhance food security, economic prosperity, and sustainability of natural resources on the continent.

Africa’s Food Systems Forum 2023 Summit (AGRF 2023 Summit) shall be hosted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 5 – 8 Sept 2023 with a pre-summit event scheduled for 4th, September 2023.

Building on the commitments made at the AGRF 2022 Summit and the Common African Position for food systems, the Summit shall showcase leadership from African countries that taking these [pathways] to the next level. Recognizing the urgent need for action; the Summit shall call upon leaders from the private sector, national and local governments, youth, and other organizations to put forward bold actions that can play a key role in transforming how Africa produces and consumes food.

The Summit shall continue to shape Africa’s food systems agenda and highlight priorities for intervention as set out in previous AGRF communiques. Priorities identified earlier focused on the importance of nutrition, the integration of resilient African food systems in the global and regional COP 28 climate action agenda, achieving inclusive growth for women and youth, addressing sustainable input and soil health on the continent, the criticality to close the investment gap in Africa’s food systems transformation and the importance of an accountability mechanism that includes food system indicators.

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