Tanzania Gathers Experts, Discuss Africa’s Food Systems Goals.

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Recently, over 4,000 delegates, leaders, and innovators from across the globe gathered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to discuss policy, breakthroughs, and innovations in agriculture and food systems transformation in Africa.

African leaders understand the effects of food insecurity and they have worked together on different occasions, bringing up different projects to curb this problem.

The event, which is the 13th annual Africa Food Systems Forum, will be held from September 5th to 8th, 2023, under the leadership of Samia Suluhu Hassan, the president of the United Republic of Tanzania.

The theme of the summit is “Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation”.

Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Hussein Mohamed Bashe before the forum began emphasized that the forum represents a significant milestone in the journey towards establishing inclusive and sustainable food systems transformation throughout the continent.

“This year’s summit places a strong emphasis on empowering women and youth, recognizing their pivotal roles in reshaping Africa’s food landscape,” he said.

According to the managing director of the Africa Food Systems Forum, Amath Pathe Sene, in a statement on Monday, the event underscored the  need to tackle food system challenges, stressing that “It is imperative that we make our voices heard, develop solutions that are rooted in our local context, and give paramount importance to the empowerment of women and youth in the process of transforming our food systems.”

The forum will also build momentum for the Food Systems Transformation dialogue ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 in Dubai.

Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 will specifically address the optimization of youth employment within Africa’s food systems while showcasing the innovative agribusiness ventures driven by young entrepreneurs.

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