Ghana Plans to Maximize Forthcoming Africa Food Systems Forum.

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According to Juliette Lampoh-Agroh, Ghana’s Country Manager for AGRA, the country will use the next Africa Food Systems Forum in Tanzania to highlight the significant investment potential available in the agricultural sector. According to her, the event would provide Ghana the chance to continue the momentum the nation was gaining in its attempts to improve its food system.

“We have already developed a food system investment plan and I’m looking forward to investors coming into that programme and making commitments for a sustained investment plan. And I hope that we’ll be able to get a few people coming in to support our agenda to transform Ghana’s food systems,” Madam Lampoh-Agroh said at a media event in Accra.

The flagship forum on African agriculture and food systems is held annually and was formerly known as AGRF.

Samia Suluhu Hassan, the president of Tanzania, will preside over this year’s event in Dar es Salaam, which will bring together stakeholders to take concrete steps and share insights that will advance African food systems.

The 5–8 September 2023 summit themed “Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation” will focus on developing Africa’s agricultural systems and food sovereignty, with youth and women at the forefront.

With an emphasis on reigniting interest in agriculture as a source of wealth creation for the continent, the summit will call for a re-energized commitment and a fresh sense of energy in the conversation around food systems.

The forum will feature more than 350 speakers, and more than 3000 attendees from 70 nations are anticipated. It will also host a number of events, including the Agribusiness Dealroom. It is a platform for introductions that brings together interested parties to encourage collaborations and financial investments in African agriculture.

More than 800 companies, 15 government delegations, and 150 public and private investors are anticipated at the Agribusiness Dealroom as they explore a variety of investment opportunities.

Dr. Regina Aku Richardson, the AGRF program officer in charge of seed systems, is optimistic that after the forum next week, the discussions will be put into practice. She said, “My expectation is that at the end of the forum, the various deals, the various networks that are established during the forum, will be concretized into action. I know Ghana will be participating in the deal room.”

 

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