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Taking a New Look at Africa's Agriculture; Develoepmental Communication

Africa Food Prize 2024 Call for Nominations Now Open

Nairobi: The prestigious Africa Food Prize has officially commenced its nomination process for the 2024 edition, marking a pivotal moment for the agricultural and food systems sectors across the African continent. This distinguished award, accompanied by a monetary reward of US$100,000, is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating individuals, organizations, and initiatives that have made significant contributions to enhancing food…

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AGRA Tanzania’s Year in Review: 2023 – Agricultural Advancements and Food Systems Transformation

Kilimokwanza.org Team Under AGRA 3.0, our strategic approach will take a food systems lens and prioritize inclusivity. We aim to create employment opportunities for youth and women in the agricultural value chain- Vianey Rweyendela, the Country Director, AGRA Tanzania. AGRA Tanzania’s journey through 2023 was marked by significant achievements and challenges in advancing the agriculture and food systems agenda….

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AGRA’s Dr. Agnes Kalibata Highlights the Role of Innovative Business Models in Africa’s Climate Agenda

Kilimokwanza.org Team In the scenic heart of Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, enveloped by its majestic, snow-covered peaks, the 54th World Economic Forum (WEF) unfolds with a compelling theme: “Rebuilding Trust.” Scheduled from January 15th to 19th, 2024, the assembly provides an unparalleled platform for global leaders to engage in deep discourse on the foundational aspects of trust – transparency, consistency, and…

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Tanzania’s Hussein Mohammed Bashe Echoes Nigeria’s Adesina’s Success in Global Agricultural Policy and Innovation

By Anthony Muchoki In the realm of global agriculture policy, Hussein Mohammed Bashe, Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, is often likened to Akinwumi A. Adesina, the former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture (2011 to 2015) and current President of the African Development Bank. Adesina’s term as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture was marked by a transformative approach that reoriented the sector towards…

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AGRF 2023: Tanzanian Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Bashe, Promises 5,000 Acres of Land to Poultry Entrepreneur Elizabeth Swai for Feed Production

 By Elizabeth Shumbusho  A groundbreaking announcement emerged from the Africa Food Systems Summit 2023 in Tanzania as Hon Hussein Bashe, the Minister of Agriculture, pledged 5,000 acres of land to a poultry entrepreneur, Elizabeth Swai, the Managing Director of AKM Glitters Co Limited. This promise comes as a game-changer in the country’s efforts to bolster its poultry sector and address…

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Boaz Blackie Keizire: We Cannot Achieve SDGs Without Sustainable Food Systems

Kilimokwanza.org team 2023 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) saw the global agenda punctuated by a pressing topic: sustainable food systems. As leaders from around the world converged at this pivotal forum, there was a palpable sense of urgency. With only seven years remaining to reach the milestones set for the 2030 Agenda, the focus on sustainable food systems has…

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AGRA – Sustainably Growing Africa’s Food Systems

AGRA – Sustainably Growing Africa’s Food Systems, a leading organization dedicated to the progressive enhancement of Africa’s food systems, is making impactful advancements in Kenya. Today, PS Kello Harsama from the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock Development engaged in a pivotal dialogue with the AGRA team, spearheaded by their President, Dr. Agnes Kalibata. Central to their dialogue was AGRA’s…

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Dr. Kalibata Warns of Africa’s Looming Hunger Crisis; Urges Global Action

By Anthony Muchoki In a compelling address, Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA , shed light on the pressing need for a large-scale transformation of Africa’s agri-food systems. With urgency and passion, Dr. Kalibata detailed the challenges faced by the African continent and highlighted AGRA’s innovative roadmap to address these issues. She was speaking on Sunday, 17 September 2023,…

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AFRICA FOOD SYSTEMS SUMMIT 2023: A Wake-Up Call for Africa’s Food Sovereignty

TANZANIA – The vulnerability of Africa’s food security was harshly exposed by the recent Ukraine-Russia conflict. The resulting disruption in grain supplies from these countries to the African continent, accentuated by Russia’s decision not to renew the Black Sea Grain deal, cast a shadow over Africa’s dependency on external food imports. The Africa Food Systems Summit, recently convened in…

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AGRA President Dr. Agnes Kalibata Speech at CALA 5th Leadership Forum 2023, Dar es Salaam

“CALA is about leading in agriculture and finding leaders for African agriculture. So, we are extremely happy and proud that you have decided to be part of this initiative. We started this initiative because we realized that there was a disconnect in a number of places. The biggest disconnect was that the people that are farming today and the…

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