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AGRF 2022 Summit


Grow, Nourish, Reward.
Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems

The AGRF 2022 comes at a pivotal time, a crossroad in Africa’s recovery and progress towards the attainment of the commitments outlined in the Malabo Declaration, the CAADAP goals and the sustainable development goals.

Brochure Highlights

In 2021, major commitments in nutrition, innovation, renewable energy, climate change, regional food trade, and investment were made towards the transformation of food systems. Building on the Common African Position for food systems and the more than 30 national pathways for food systems transformation that exist across the continent, the Summit will showcase leadership from African countries that taking these [pathways] to the next level.

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Overview

The AGRF, Africa’s premier forum for driving the food and agriculture agenda in the continent, will host its 12th annual summit under the theme Grow. Nourish. Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems from September 5-9, 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.

H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn

Board Chair - AGRA

Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana

Minister of Agriculture, Rwanda

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

President - AGRA

Jennifer Baarn

Acting Managing Director, AGRF

Gunhild Stordalen

Founder and Executive Chair - EAT Foundation

Roy Steiner

Senior VP Food Initiative - The Rockefeller Foundation

Ms Gerda Verburg

UN Assistant Secretary-General & SUN Coordinator

Achieving new business deals and commitments through the Agribusiness Deal Room


To achieve the “new business deals and commitments” outcome, the AGRF Partners Group are promoting an AGRF Summit 2021 “Deal Room” among investors, preparing entrepreneurs and governments for the event, facilitating connections between investors, entrepreneurs and governments during the AGRF and helping ensure that transactions emerge from these interactions.

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AGRF 2022 Theme: Grow. Nourish. Reward. Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems


The AGRF 2022 Summit will seek to find catalytic solutions to:

  • Grow the coordinated and large-scale action by stakeholders across multiple sectors
  • Nourish innovations and cultivate country solutions that will translate the commitments made into actionable strategies and progress on the ground.
  • Reward and recognize champions and celebrate country pathways

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The AGRF Summit 2021 in numbers


8,430

Virtual Delegates

US $12.5bn

Commitments

104

Countries

500+

Global Speakers

US $5bn

Deal Room Investment Pipeline

2.7bn

Potential media reach


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Thematic Platforms


AGRF advances its mission and work throughout the year to achieve targeted outcomes largely by working through a set of thematic platforms. Ten thematic platforms and thematic working groups have been prioritized for the AGRF to deliver under its current strategy against its priority goals.

Agri-investment & SME finance

Target outcome

Increased public and private investments in agriculture; stronger pipeline of deals and SMEs ready for investment

Regional trade

Target outcome

Increased public and private investments in agriculture; stronger pipeline of deals and SMEs ready for investment

Rural & Market development

Target outcome

Expanded local agroindustry and value chain development; improved policy and investments in agriculture, particularly for irrigation, mechanization, value addition.

Food systems & nutrition

Target outcome

Improved food and nutrition security.

Resilience & adaptation

Target outcome

Improved food and nutrition security.

Policy & state capability

Target outcome

Effective and inclusive policy design and implementation; strengthened capacity for evidenced based planning, implementation and review.

Youth employment in agriculture

Target outcome

Expanded local agroindustry and value chain development inclusive of youth; improved and scaled youth policies and programs

Women in agriculture

Target outcome

Expanded local agroindustry and value chain development inclusive of women.

Agtech & Digitalization

Target outcome

Increased capacity to generate, analyse, and use data, information, knowledge, tools, and innovations.

Inputs

Target outcome

Stronger and sustainable agricultural input systems; Increased agriculture production and productivity

News & Updates


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Jul 27, 2022
Grow, Nourish, Reward – Bold Actions for Resilient Food Systems: AGRF 2022 theme explained

This is our time. Our time to connect, unite, seek catalytic solutions and take bold action, to build on commitments, and to tackle food insecurity. For the AGRF 2022 Summit…

Mar 3, 2022
AGRF 2022 Summit to be held in Rwanda

With urgency growing to deliver on zero hunger, the summit will focus on innovative ways bold actions and commitments towards the continental food security agenda Kigali, Rwanda, March 3, 2022—…

Sep 15, 2021
Agriculture stakeholders commit to holistic, inclusive approach to transforming African food systems

Delegates attending AGRF 2021 Summit from across the agriculture ecosystem on the continent rally support NAIROBI, Kenya, September 14, 2021: Leaders from across Africa renewed their commitment to adopt a…

Affiliates


The AGRF serves as the world’s premier forum for advancing Africa’s agricultural agenda to achieve the vision and goals laid out in the AU Malabo Declaration, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Africa’s Agenda 2063.

Join the GoGettaz online community to explore theagri-food sector from seed in the soil to the food on the fork...

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The Africa Food Prize is the pre-eminent award recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading...

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The Agribusiness Dealroom is a matchmaking platform that convenes stakeholders...

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The Agribusiness Dealroom is a matchmaking platform that convenes stakeholders...

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Partners


The AGRF Partners Group is made up of a coalition 26 partners all focused on putting farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economies.

The AGRF Partners Group is made up of 26 leading actors in African agriculture all focused on putting farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economies.

The AGRF Secretariat is hosted by AGRA on behalf of partners; itself an African-led institution that works in 11 countries across the continent. The Government of Rwanda serves as a long-term host of the forum, championing its agenda throughout the year and hosting the annual Summit in all even years, i.e. 2020, 2022 and 2024. The Chair of the AGRA Board, also serves as Chair of the AGRF Partners Group.

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