Improving the livelihood of small-scale farmers
Taking a New Look at Africa's Agriculture; Develoepmental Communication

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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CALA Food Systems Leadership in Africa: Charting the Path for Inclusive Transformation

TANZANIA- The bustling coastal city of Dar es Salaam witnessed a monumental congregation of Africa’s most influential figures in agriculture. Both established and emerging leaders descended upon Tanzania to delineate inclusive strategies that address the continent’s escalating food system challenges. Organised by the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA), the two-day symposium, aptly titled ‘Food Systems Leadership in…

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CALA Delegate Kelvin Odoobo: Charting Africa’s Agtech Future at AGRF 2023

kILIMOKWANZA.ORG The cacophony of diverse voices, fervent discussions, and the energetic buzz of activity at the 2023 Africa Food Systems Summit (AGRF 2023) in Dar es Salaam painted a vivid picture of Africa’s hope and determination. Amidst this hopeful tumult stood Kelvin Odoobo, an Agtech founder and staunch advocate for a food systems revolution. As a proud delegate of…

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Profiles of the 2023 GO-GETTAZ Award Winners

Pelkins Ajanoh from Cameroon Business: CassVitaPelkins Ajanoh, the dynamic CEO and co-founder of CassVita, is catalyzing change in Cameroon by extending the shelf-life of cassava, a climate-resilient root, from 3 days to a commendable 18 months. This forward-thinking venture is paving the way for rural farmers to derive more value from their crops, fostering food security amidst the growing…

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Editorial: Seizing the Moment: Africa’s Agricultural Crossroads and the Call to Action

Kilimokwanza.org In the vast mosaic of Africa’s developmental narrative, agriculture has long held a revered place. It is the cradle from which our ancestors drew sustenance, the legacy we aim to pass to our descendants. Today, this legacy stands at a crossroads. The recently concluded Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 in Tanzania has illuminated the myriad challenges and opportunities…

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A Spotlight on Women and Youth: Africa’s Agricultural Renaissance Brews at the Intersection of Tradition and Innovation

Amid the sweeping savannahs and bustling marketplaces of Africa, a new narrative is emerging. The recently concluded Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 laid the foundation for a future where tradition meets innovation, and where the youth and women stand at the forefront of an agricultural transformation. Empowering Tomorrow’s Agri-Leaders While the forum discussed extensive topics spanning investments, technological adaptations,…

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Revolutionizing Africa’s Food Systems: The 2023 Forum’s Vision for the Future

Investment, Innovation, and Inclusivity: The Pillars of Transformation at the Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 by Anthony Muchoki The picturesque city of Dar es Salaam September 4 to 8, 2023 became came the epicenter of transformative dialogues, where innovation met tradition at the just-concluded Africa Food Systems Forum 2023. Hosted by Tanzania and presided over by President Samia Suluhu…

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From Farm to Table: Africa’s Quest for Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems

Tanzania, September 10, 2023 – In the midst of global discussions on sustainability, climate change, and resilient food systems, the Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 emerged as a beacon, charting the path for a sustainable agricultural future for the continent. Reimagining Distribution Networks One of the standout dialogues during the forum centered around the nexus between food producers and…

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Scaling Solutions at the Food Systems Forum 2023

Amid the coastal breezes of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, the future of Africa’s agriculture was being deliberated and sculpted between September 5th to 8th. Over 5400 delegates, including policy makers, farmers, entrepreneurs, and academics, converged at the Africa Food Systems Forum 2023, underscoring the continent’s shared vision for a robust, sustainable, and inclusive agricultural future. A Gathering of Minds…

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Generation Africa Awards US$116,000 to Winners in the 2023 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition hosted at the Africa Food Systems Summit in Tanzania

September 9, 2023, witnessed a groundbreaking event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as two trailblazing agripreneurs emerged victorious in the esteemed GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition Finals, hosted at the Africa Food Systems Forum Summit 2023. The Youth Town Hall, presided over by Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan, was a shining beacon highlighting Africa’s commitment to agricultural transformation through youthful…

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