AGRF Podcast


Ubuntu - An African perspective to the 2021 Food Systems Summit

Dec 1, 2020

Debisi Araba, MD of the AGRF, steers leaders in governance, science, technology and the arts in discussing best strategies for stable food systems. This includes

a keynote by the Honorable Dr. John Olukayode Fayemi, chairman of Nigeria's Governors Forum, as well as enlightening discussions on building resilience and the production of nutritious food as well as expert opinions on market strengthening and financing approaches for smallholder farmers and other players in Africa's agricultural value chains.


Presidential Summit; Food Security, COVID-19 and the UN Food Systems Summit

Nov 24, 2020

A high-level panel discussion with heads of state and government and leaders of international agencies highlighting strategies to strengthen food security

on the continent, post COVID-19 and in view of the upcoming 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. High-profile leaders sum up all the conversations from the four days of the virtual 2020 AGRF. The session is moderated by South African conversation strategist, Nozipho Tshabalala and includes the President of Rwanda, H.E. Paul Kagame, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Abiy Ahmed Ali, the Prime Minister of Israel, H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rt. Hon. Tony Blair and Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Amina Mohammed.


The Great Debate; Food, Markets, Trade and Agriculture

Nov 16, 2020

The worldwide containment measures, including border closures, mean some staple food items cannot reach African consumers. This is as agricultural produce originally planned

for export outside the continent is left to decay. Against this background, a panel of experts studies the strategies for building stable agricultural markets within the continent to break the overreliance on foreign imports. The discussion is led by some of the world’s leading minds on agri-food policy. The focus is on how to build back better, with notable attention on the most pressing policy decisions before Africa. This is a great debate – one that yields concrete policy-led solutions for some of Africa’s most urgent food value chain problems.