In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.
Organized under the leadership of H.E. President Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, this year’s Summit comes at an unprecedented time when African major cities especially those that mainly rely on imported food face a looming hunger crisis following implementation of lockdowns in several countries to contain the spread of COVID-19. It also comes at a time Africa is faced with several other challenges that include climate change, malnutrition, poverty, emergence of pests such as desert locusts and fall armyworms and now coronavirus. The AGRF Summit will inspire and call for the adoption of concrete action and commitments from governments, the private sector, farmers and processors, and other stakeholders in the agriculture and food systems sector.
The theme of the summit, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa, is a call to action to rethink our food systems to deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all.
Attractive speakers and audience
- Current and Former Heads of State and Government
- Agriculture and Finance Ministers
- Central Bank Governors
- Top and emerging private sector industry
- Representatives of farmer organizations
- Eminent leaders of global and regional development institutions
- Key non-governmental implementing partners
As the AGRF (African Green Revolution Forum) celebrates its ten year anniversary this year, the Forum will reflect on progress made over the past decade and the priorities for the years ahead to achieve Africa’s aspirations.
Significant progress has been made in African agriculture, but there is still a long way to go. Africa is rising, with prosperity and progress in the lives of millions of individuals and entire economies. But for all of the signs of progress, Africa still needs to move from food shortage to surplus, drive beneficial trade, and create millions of jobs and opportunities, particularly for women and youth.