The Food Systems dialogues and summit throughout 2021 have taught us all so much about re-thinking food and agriculture globally and locally. As the world emerges from COVID, this year has reminded us again how globally inter-dependant we are. With the pressures on global food and fertilizer prices, Africa is again under pressure for food security. Smallholder farmers and vulnerable populations including women and youth are likely to be among the most affected.
AGRA will be co-hosting and engaging in several events with the aims of:
Championing a common Africa position to transforming food systems
Ensuring the African voice is heard on the impact of converging crises of the war in Ukraine, rising energy and food prices and availability of agricultural inputs
Convening key partners to further the delivery on the food systems transformation agenda galvanized through the UN FSS Summit at the end of 2021
Moving forward on ensuring agriculture is an attractive and economically viable pathway for Africa’s youth.