Launched: Africa’s Food System Forum 2023

Tanzania President launches Africa’s Food System Forum 2023, calls for inclusion of youth and women as critical drivers of Africa’s food systems agenda:  Dr. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania, on Friday officially launched Africa’s Food System Forum 2023, Africa’s premier platform for advancing the agriculture and food systems agenda on the continent, at State House, Tanzania.

The theme of this year’s Forum – Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation – is anchored around building back better Food Systems and Food Sovereignty. It identifies three steps needed to achieve this transformation: Recovery: a call for decisive strategies and actions to help the continent recover and rebuild its food systems following multiple crises and shocks; Regenerate: which calls for the need to regenerate the natural resources, such as soil and water, which are essential for sustainable food production, and Act: which refers to the need to take urgent action to address food systems challenges, such as climate change, food waste, and food insecurity at only seven years before the 2030 SDG deadline.

The forum will spotlight the role of women and youth through a re-energized commitment in the food systems conversation, with a focus on regenerating interest in agriculture as a means of wealth creation for the continent.

Speaking at the launch in Dar es Salaam on Friday, President Samia Suluhu Hassan spotlighted the role of youth and women as critical to Africa’s food systems agenda.

The Africa Food Systems Forum 2023 will take place from September 5th-8th, 2023 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a pre-summit event scheduled for September 4th 2023.  
Launch. The summit will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including leaders, policymakers, scientists, heads of governments and private institutions, farmers, and youth, to agree on practical actions and solutions. These discussions are crucial to driving Africa’s food security forward and creating better livelihoods for all. 

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