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.

H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta
H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn
Hon. Peter G. Munya
Dr. Agnes Kalibata
H.E. Amina J. Mohammed
H.E. Josefa Sacko

The AGRF 2021 Summit is critical for Africa’s agriculture and as a defining moment to highlight and unlock many of the political, policy, and financial commitments and innovations the continent has achieved and needed to advance the commitments made at the Malabo Heads of State Summit and towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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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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UN Food Systems Summit High Level Side Event: Building Resilient Food Systems in Africa


Africa’s potential is high in defeating poverty and hunger. In the 2021 AGRF Summit 6-10 September, six African presidents joined by 8,000 delegates aligned with the African common position on building resilient food systems. AGRA and AGRF will host an event ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit. It will address African challenges and solutions in the transition to resilient food systems. Following the declaration (https://agrf.org/summit#summit-declaration) of the AGRF, it will consider what must be done to turn political ambition into reality.

Introduction and opening by Dr. Fadel Ndiame, Deputy President AGRA with H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Chair AGRF Partners Group and Chair AGRA Board. Panel discussion following.

Read about the AGRF pathways and priorities towards the UNFSS

Our Impact


The AGRF Summit 2020 in numbers 2020 will go down in history as one of the most challenging years of our times.

10,400+

Delegates

US$ 4.72bn

Investment priorities

154

Countries

1,000+

Partnership meetings

23,286

Virtual Sessions

212+

Organisations


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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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