Call to accelerate food systems transformation

TANZANIA, Dar es Salaam The Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 has officially ended Friday with calls to scale up existing solutions to accelerate food systems transformation.

The 13th Annual Forum provided a platform to reflect on the coordinated large-scale action by the continent’s leading thinkers, policymakers, and innovators to explore the latest breakthroughs and best practices in agriculture and food systems transformation.

Speakers at the Forum called for bold thought leadership to accelerate action toward translating food systems pathways and commitments into actionable strategies, particularly to address climate.

During the four-day Forum, various institutions made commitments to accelerate investments in youth and women and to build a better tomorrow.

Tanzania’s Minister for Agriculture Hussein Bashe stated that his government was committed to putting youth and women at the center of the Food Systems transformation.

He acknowledged the role of the private sector and called for equitable investments.

“Smallholder farmers in Africa do not need your help; they need their right equitable share of investment in the global funding,” he said.

Mr. Amath Pathe, the Managing Director of the Africa Food Systems Forum thanked Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Discussions held at the Forum illustrated that collaboration remains the beacon of progress. They reinforced that partnerships among governments, businesses, civil society, farmers’ organizations, and research institutions will shape a future where sustainable and prosperous food systems shape Africa’s progress.

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