Boosting Africa’s agriculture entails transformation of the current agricultural practices and food systems and strategically responding to megatrends shaping the continent’s agriculture as well as international and regional frameworks such as the SDGs and Agenda 2063. AfriFood is a response mechanism to the urgent need to support the development of Africa’s food systems
Strategic Intervention Areas
- Advance rural transformation and mobilise commitment to agricultural and food systems transformation,
- Emergency response, disaster risk reduction and resilience,
- Affordable finance, agribusiness, logistics and value chain Development,
- Incubate new business models, agribusiness models and youth and women entrepreneurial acumen,
- Technical, vocational and ICT skills development for women and youth,
- Incubate and support agricultural value chain innovation Clusters,
- Raise investment profile into agriculture including for mechanisation and other technologies, innovations and management practices,
- Greater partnerships with rural communities, private sector, and network actors in agri-food systems development.
AfriFood will operationalise this strategy through its Centres;
- Center for agricultural research, technology, innovation and knowledge transfer;
- Centre for Emergency response, disaster risk reduction and policy analysis;
- Center for finance, agribusiness, logistics and value chain development; and
- Center for technical, vocational and ICT skills development.
Afrifood Intervention Thematic Areas
- Agricultural research, technology, innovation and knowledge transfer.
- Emergency response, disaster risk reduction and resilience.
- Finance, agribusiness, logistics, markets and value chain development.
- Technical, vocational and ICT skills development.
- Cross-cutting themes: gender.
- Partnerships for impact.
- Communication, networking and advocacy.
- Knowledge management.
- Monitoring evaluation and learning
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