About the Africa Food Systems Forum 2023
The Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 Summit (AGRF) is taking place at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, from September 5th to 8th, 2023. Pre-summit activities are designated for September 3rd and 4th.
This year’s summit aims to be a pivotal moment, highlighting and unlocking the continent’s political, policy, and financial commitments and innovations towards achieving productive, nutritious, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable food systems in Africa.
The summit’s theme, “Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation,” will explore pathways and actions to accelerate this process, with a focus on translating commitments into actionable strategies, investments targeting youth and women, and tangible progress.
The summit will serve as a platform for influential thinkers, policymakers, and innovators to reflect on coordinated large-scale action, share breakthroughs and best practices, and drive thought leadership in agriculture and food systems transformation.
To see the full program of the 2023 AGRF summit, please visit here.
For registration, visit this site.
Exhibit: Culinary Village
As part of their desire to include unique and influential thinkers, AGRF will host a Culinary Village, inviting local market stall holders, and civil society actors to showcase their work and livelihoods. Each day over lunchtime, the Culinary Village stage will come alive with chefs from the Chefs’ Manifesto network, as they showcase the forum’s themes of Recover, Regenerate, and Act via cooking demonstrations. Featuring everything from zero waste recipes, millets, nutritious school meals and low resource cooking techniques, the chefs will talk us through their passion for a world where everyone, everywhere, has good food and how they are contributing to driving action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Alongside daily programming, several chefs from the Chefs’ Manifesto network will be in attendance at our market stall and showcasing delicious dishes from across the African continent and beyond. Attendees will be invited to choose a recipe card, and pick the beans required to make the dish at home. Various members of the Beans is How Science and Innovation Council and coalition partners will also be in attendance.