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Africa Food Systems Forum 2023: An Unprecedented Gathering Charts the Course for a Sustainable Future

In a clarion call for unity and action, the Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 concluded today, emphasizing the urgency of scaling existing solutions to transform the continent’s food systems. The Forum, marking its 13th year, saw an unparalleled gathering of more than 5400 delegates, which included five Heads of State, 30 Ministers, and representatives from 90 countries. It emerged…

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Historic Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 Concludes in Tanzania

TANZANIA, 8th September 2023: The Africa Food Systems Forum 2023, a landmark event hosted by Tanzania under the leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, came to a close today, signalling a bold step forward for Africa’s agricultural future. Spanning from 5th to 8th September, the forum primarily addressed the interconnectivity between food producers and consumers and its influence on…

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Dr. Jakaya Kikwete Announces Bean Alliance Winner US $100,000 Africa Food Prize

*37 million farmers benefit from PABRA’s unparalleled bean research; Award spotlights innovations championing Africa’s food security. Dar es Salaam, 7th September 2023: Amidst the scenic backdrop of AGRF2023 held in Tanzania, the 4th  Tanzanian President and Africa Food Prize Chairperson, Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, unveiled PABRA as the victorious recipient of the coveted Africa Food Prize for 2023. Outpacing a…

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 Tanzania Takes the Lead in Livestock Sector at AGRF Summit, Unveils Untapped Potential

Dar Es Salaam, 6th September 2023 – Honourable Abdallah Hamis Ulega (MP), the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, showcased the immense potentials and opportunities Tanzania holds in its livestock sector today at the AGRF Summit. The country boasts an impressive record with livestock playing an essential role in 2.2 million Tanzanian households. In 2023 alone, the livestock sector contributed…

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AGRF Summit Shines Spotlight on Women in African Agriculture: VOWET Hails the New AASR Report

AGRF Summit, formerly known as the African Green Revolution Forum, brought forth illuminating insights into the state of agriculture across the African continent. With the release of the Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), the spotlight was firmly fixed on the role and significance of women in this essential sector. The AASR, an authoritative voice on the continent’s agricultural prospects,…

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Revolutionizing African Food Systems: The Promise and Potential of Sustainable Growth

Kilimokwanza.org In Africa, the narrative surrounding food systems is one of contrast – of persistent challenges and of boundless potential. A comprehensive report -The Africa Agriculture Status Report AASR, released in Dar es Sallam at the AGRF Summit elucidates the state of Africa’s food and agricultural environment, offering an insightful panorama of its current dynamics and future prospects. For…

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2023 Africa Agriculture Status Report: Empowering Africa’s Food Systems is Imperative for a Resilient Future

DAR-ES-SALAM, Tanzania – The 2023 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR23) was unveiled today, amplifying a compelling message to the world: the repercussions of inaction in empowering Africa’s food systems stretch beyond mere hunger, affecting economic, social, and environmental landscapes. It has the potential to reverse the achievements made in past decades. The report, titled “Empowering Africa’s Food Systems”, paints…

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Food for Thought: Dar es Salaam Emerges as Epicenter of Africa’s Agri-revolution

Amidst the bustling streets and historical sites of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s economic capital, there is a palpable excitement in the air. Over 4,000 attendees have descended upon this thriving city for the 13th annual Africa Food Systems Forum from local farmers to international delegates. Under the radiant leadership of President H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan, Dar es Salaam is…

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Dr. Kalibata Envisions Sustainable Economic Growth through Business Ecosystems in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands

Southern Highlands, Tanzania – The modern world finds itself at a critical juncture, with the emphasis on sustainable economic growth stronger than ever before. Within this complex web, the concept of business ecosystems emerges as a lighthouse guiding the path to prosperity. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, the dynamic AGRA President, spotlighted this notion during her explorative visit to Tanzania’s Southern…

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Empowering Tanzania’s Female Farmers: Minister Hussein Bashe Charts a Sustainable Path Forward at the Sneakers and Heels Women in Agriculture Event

Anthony.Muchoki@gmail.com Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Hussein M Bashe, has reignited the conversation surrounding the empowerment of female farmers, underscoring their pivotal role in Tanzania’s agricultural sector. Speaking at a side event hosted by Sneakers and Heels Women in Agriculture, a platform inspired by AGRF Summit, the Minister advocated for renewed commitment and strategic investments to foster gender equality…

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