AGRF 2021 Summit


Pathways to recovery and resilient food systems

The evidence is clearer than ever. We need to transform our food systems, and we need to do it now. 2021 is a critical year for recovery and food system transformation.

The AGRF 2021 Summit Highlights

The AGRF 2021 Summit is a defining moment in highlighting and unlocking the political, policy, and financial commitments and innovations the continent has made and that it continues to work towards achieving. This year’s AGRF Summit explored the pathways and actions needed to accelerate this process and steer the continent towards food systems that:deliver sufficient and nutritious food, do not impact the environment negatively, create sustainable, dignified jobs, and shared prosperity for Africa.

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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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COP26 – CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION IN AFRICA FROM THE AGRF 2021 SUMMIT


The AGRF 2021 Summit was a critical gathering of global and African voices. Designed to outline, discuss and validate commitments to, and accelerate action towards ending hunger, reducing poverty, and improving nutrition by 2030. From Sep 7-10, 2021 leaders from across the continent and beyond gathered under the theme of ‘Pathways to Recovery and Resilient Food Systems’. to define the pathways and bold actions needed to transform Africa’s food systems guided by leaders and innovators from around the continent.

Voices from the AGRF 2021 Summit

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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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…

Sep 10, 2021
AGRF 2021 Summit Ends with Plea for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems

After four days of active engagement around the creation of resilient and sustainable food systems in Africa, the AGRF 2021 Summit came to an end on the evening of Friday…

Sep 10, 2021
Launch of the 2021 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor Report (AATM)

Moderating the launch of the AATM today during the AGRF 2021, was Ms. Sara Mbago-Bhunu, Director, East and Southern Africa Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). She noted that…

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.

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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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