AGRF Virtual Summit

Virtual

This is the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) event co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.

Date: Tuesday-Friday, 8-11 September 2020

Time: 10.00-19.00 (CAT) / 16:00-01:00 (UTC+8)

Theme: Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in AfricaThis is the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) event co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.

The Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), organized under the leadership of H.E. President Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, brought together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners under the theme, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.

This year’s AGRF Summit came at an unprecedented time when African major cities, especially those that mainly rely on imported food face a looming hunger crisis following the 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, the emergence of pests such as desert locusts and fall armyworms, and now coronavirus. 

The AGRF Summit served as a call of action to rethink our food systems and deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all. The time is now 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.

Attendees:

  •     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

For more information on the event agenda, visit the official website and follow the conversation via the hashtags #AGRF2020 and #FeedtheCities.

For a complete recap of the series of virtual events, watch the AGRF Virtual Summit Youtube playlist