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Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent

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Start:
September 7
End:
September 11
Add to Calendar September 7 12:00 am September 11 11:59 pm America/New_York Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from 7-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group. Events begin on Monday, September 7.

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Organized under the leadership of H.E. President Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, this year’s Summit comes at an unprecedented time when African major cities especially those that mainly rely on imported food face a looming hunger crisis following implementation of lockdowns in several countries to contain the spread of COVID-19. It also comes at a time Africa is faced with several other challenges that include climate change, malnutrition, poverty, emergence of pests such as desert locusts and fall armyworms and now coronavirus. The AGRF Summit will inspire and call for the adoption of concrete action and commitments from governments, the private sector, farmers and processors, and other stakeholders in the agriculture and food systems sector.

The theme of the summit, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa, is a call to action to rethink our food systems to deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all.

Who is Attending
Current and Former Heads of State and Government
Agriculture and Finance Minister
Central Bank Governors
Top and emerging private sector industry
Representatives of farmer organizations
Eminent leaders of global and regional development institutions
Key non-governmental implementing partners

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from 7-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group. Events begin on Monday, September 7.

About
Organized under the leadership of H.E. President Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, this year’s Summit comes at an unprecedented time when African major cities especially those that mainly rely on imported food face a looming hunger crisis following implementation of lockdowns in several countries to contain the spread of COVID-19. It also comes at a time Africa is faced with several other challenges that include climate change, malnutrition, poverty, emergence of pests such as desert locusts and fall armyworms and now coronavirus. The AGRF Summit will inspire and call for the adoption of concrete action and commitments from governments, the private sector, farmers and processors, and other stakeholders in the agriculture and food systems sector.

The theme of the summit, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa, is a call to action to rethink our food systems to deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all.

Who is Attending
Current and Former Heads of State and Government
Agriculture and Finance Minister
Central Bank Governors
Top and emerging private sector industry
Representatives of farmer organizations
Eminent leaders of global and regional development institutions
Key non-governmental implementing partners

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