About the AGRF 2022 Summit

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.

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Together with the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF partner’s group, the AGRF 2022 Summit will provide a platform to reflect on the coordinated large-scale action by leaders, institutions, investors, coalitions, and individuals to accelerate action towards translating commitments made into actionable strategies and progress on the ground.

The summit will convene leaders from governments, businesses, civil society, international organizations alongside innovators, financiers, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, and youth. To journey along as they define game-changing solutions towards a food-secure Africa and food systems that deliver for people,

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.

AGRF 2022 Summit Program Highlights

The AGRF 2022 Summit will bring together a diverse range of speakers to showcase the actionable strategies and how pathways previously defined are translating at the country level. The AGRF programme is built on three key pillars: ambition, action and partnership. Attendees can come together during the plenary sessions at the start and close of each day and choose to join individual sessions tailored to their specific interests.

AGRF 2022 will feature Heads of State, high-level delegates, and eminent thought leaders discussing the status of food systems in Africa and the urgent need to transform. The highlight will be commitments and affirmation of practical solutions that will lead to the achievement of resilient and sustainable food systems in Africa.

A platform and collective moment for reflection on the progress countries are making to accelerate the implementation of the CAADP Malabo Commitments and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the Africa Common position on food systems.

These will be 2-hour sessions where pre-eminent speakers will deep dive into the various themes and action tracks defined for each day.

The Farmers Forum will shine a spotlight on the continent’s farmers – the progress, challenges and action needed.

Throughout the week, our Deal Room will be operating and there will be opportunities for interaction or pick through our content library, find inspirational materials, and spaces for participant voices.

The session will elevate the discussion on harnessing the power of young people to transform the continent’s potential in agriculture into real action.

About The Host Country - Rwanda

Rwanda is the long-term host country of the AGRF and hosts the AGRF annual summit every consequent year.

Rwanda has developed an extensive institutional framework that supports effective coordination between different stakeholders in the development and implementation of activities and interventions in its food systems. The government’s approach centers on encouraging private sector involvement in all activities along the food value chain.

Similarly, the government is encouraging Rwanda’s development to be green-led, to improve resilience and climate-sensitive and-smart approaches. This year the AGRF summit program will spotlight Rwanda’s leadership in agriculture with sessions designed to inspire and draw knowledge from the various initiatives, innovations, and programs that Rwanda has designed towards food security.