AGRF 2022 SUMMIT

5 September 2022

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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.

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.

Speakers

H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn

Board Chair - AGRA

Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana

Minister of Agriculture, Rwanda

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

President - AGRA

H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Jennifer Baarn

Acting MD, AGRF

H.E.Amb Josefa Sacko

Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission

Roy Steiner

Senior VP Food Initiative - The Rockefeller Foundation

Ms Gerda Verburg

UN Assistant Secretary-General & SUN Coordinator

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.

Partners

AGRF Summit 2022

Program Schedule

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Advancing Food Systems Action in the Face of Crisis

07:30 – 09:00

Venue:

Govt. Rwanda Delegation

AGRIBUSINESS DEALROOM (Breakfast session)

09:00 - 11:00

Venue: Auditorium

AGRF Secretariat

Opening Plenary – Advancing Food Systems in A Time of Crises

11:30 - 13:00

Venue: MH4

Agribusiness Deal room and

Finance TP

Special Event – Agribusiness Deal Room Launch

11:30 - 13:00

Venue: MH1

Food Systems & Nutrition

TP with FFC

Nourishing Urban Communities, Protecting our Planet – How Cities and Local Governments Are Pioneering Food Systems for the Future

11:30 - 13:00

Venue: MH3

Sustainable Productivity TP

Partnering for Sustainable Productivity

11:30 - 13:00

Venue: AD12

MaMo and Akademiya 2063

Where does the food systems science and policy agenda go from here?

11:30 - 13:00

Venue: MH2a

Crisis Response working group

Working Session - Crises Response and What We Learned from COVID-19

14:30 - 16:30

Venue: MH4

Farmer organizations

Special Event – Farmers Forum

14:30 - 16:30

Venue: MH3

Food Systems & Nutrition and Policy & State Capability TPs

Experiences, Lessons and Tools for National Food Systems Transformation

14:30 - 16:30

Venue: AD12

AgTech & Digitalisation TP

Accelerating data-driven strategies for boosting food systems transformation

14:30 - 16:30

Venue: MH2a

CGIAR

Rolling Out New Research & Innovations for Sustainable Food Systems

14:30 – 15:30

Venue:

Government Kenya Delegation

AGRIBUSINESS DEALROOM

Invest in Kenya

14:30 – 17:00

Venue: MH1

Generation Africa

GoGettaz Finals

16:00 – 17:30

AGRA/ AfCFTA/ AFRIEXIM

AGRIBUSINESS DEALROOM

The Market is Africa: Driving Competitive Markets and Trade in Africa

17:00 - 18:30

Venue: Auditorium

Secretariat

Plenary – Leadership, Finance & Accountability: Advancing National Food Systems’ Pathways

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Climate Action through and for Food Systems

09:00 – 13:00

Venue: MH4

Resilience & Adaptation TP

Accelerating Climate Action through Food Systems

09:00 – 13:00

Venue: MH3

Agribusiness TP

Producing and Adding More Value in African Food Systems

09:00 – 13:00

Venue: MH1

Women in Agriculture TP

First Ladies Special Event – Increasing Access to Healthy Diets in the AU Year of Nutrition

09:30 – 10:30

Venue:

Government Tanzania Delegation

AGRIBUSINESS DEALROOM

Invest in Tanzania

11:00 - 13:00

Venue: MH1

AGRA, AUC Working Group

Special Event - Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Session: A new vision for sustainable agriculture and food systems transformation

11:00 – 12:00

Venue:

Government Zambia Delegation

Zambia Government Investment Opportunities

14:30 – 16:00

Venue: AD12

Policy & State Capability TP

Special Event - Ministerial Roundtable- Country Actions to Progress Pathways for Food Systems Transformation

14:30 – 15:30

Venue:

AGRA/CASA/CRDB

Tipping the balance: Opportunities in climate adaptation for African smallholder farmers and SMEs

16:00 – 17:30

Venue: Auditorium

Secretariat

Plenary – Presidential Summit- Advancing pathways for people, planet and prosperity

19:00 – 21:00

Venue:

Africa Food Prize Award Ceremony and AGRF Gala Dinner

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Nutrition and Healthy Diets

09:00 – 10:30

Venue: Auditorium

Secretariat

Plenary – Council of the Wise

11:00 - 13:00

Venue: MH1

Agribusiness TP, FAA and L4Ag

Special Event, CEO Roundtable - Financing Food Systems Transformation

14:30 - 16:30

Venue: MH4

Chair: Generation Africa

Special Event: Youth Town Hall

17:00 – 18:30

Venue: Auditorium

Chair: Secretariat

The Great Debate - Stopping Crises by Seizing Opportunities to Build Resilient Food Systemsl

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Advancing Food Systems Action in the Face of Crisis

09:00-10:30

Markets and Livelihoods

11:00-13:00

Venue: MH1

Chair: AfDB

Finance: Risk/return Dilemma

Keynote Speakers

H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn

Board Chair - AGRA

Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana

Minister of Agriculture, Rwanda

Dr. Agnes Kalibata

President - AGRA

H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Jennifer Baarn

Acting MD, AGRF

H.E.Amb Josefa Sacko

Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission

Roy Steiner

Senior VP Food Initiative - The Rockefeller Foundation

Ms Gerda Verburg

UN Assistant Secretary-General & SUN Coordinator

Plenary Speakers

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the theme of this year’s AGRF 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.

Where will the summit take place?
Kigali convention center, Kigali, Rwanda

When will the summit take place?
From September 6-9, 2022, with a pre-summit day on Sep 5, 2022. Who can join the summit and how do I register for the AGRF 2022?
The summit is open to all actors in the private and public sectors with an interest in African food systems. The summit registration is open via AGRF 2022 summit registration page

How do I register to participate in the summit?
You can register to participate in the summit via AGRF 2022 summit registration page

What are the registration fees?
There are 3 categories at different rates:
  • all-access - $365
  • day access - $190
  • half-day access -$150
All-access:Provides you access to the four days of the summit including access to sessions, refreshments, and lunches
Day access:Provides you access to one day of the summit including access to sessions, refreshments, and lunches for that day
Half-day access:is applicable for the last day of the summit, Friday, Sep 9, 2022, which is a half day. It provides access to the summit sessions, refreshments, and lunch

What happens after registration?
Upon registration, delegates can make online payments. If they select to pay later, they get a provisional confirmation with a link to an automated invoice. The invoice also includes a link for card/PayPal payments. Automated confirmations include a link to add the event to your Outlook calendar, as well as a link to the venue location, options to make accommodation bookings, and a visa template.

How do I book accommodation?
Once you register and pay for the summit you will have access to a list of accommodation venues for booking. Alternatively – please download the excel sheet with hotel options.

A valid passport with at least two blank pages, six months validity, and a visa is required for entry.
Single-entry visas are available online. Multiple-entry visas must be applied for prior to traveling to Rwanda.
It is mandatory to carry National passports for identification purposes. Upon registration, delegates will be able to download a visa letter to support their application. Additional details on Rwanda entry requirements can be found here.

For those attending the event in person, we are following the strict policy protocols enforced by the Rwandan government to ensure you are safely able to participate in the conference. All passengers coming to Rwanda must be in possession of either a fully vaccinated certificate or a valid COVID-19 negative PCR test certificate conducted within 96 hours before travel.

The AGRF2022 summit will be a COVID safe event. The safety of delegates, presenters and staff is our highest priority. The AGRF 2022 summit will be delivered under our approved COVID event plan. The AGRF website will regularly be updated in the lead up to the event.

COVID safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please follow COVID safe practices when attending the conference Additional information on covid protocols can be found on https://www.rbc.gov.rw

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