The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the weaknesses of global industrial food systems and markets, but smallholder farmers, agroecological enterprises and local markets stepped up to meet African consumers’ food and nutrition needs. Building on this successful experience, we have an opportunity to strengthen African-led food economies that support agricultural livelihoods, promote thriving rural economies, celebrate African culinary traditions, and nurture ecosystems.
The convening will bring together agroecological entrepreneurs, market leaders and vendors, civil society organisations, consumer groups, women’s organisations, service providers (accelerators, incubators, business and technical assistance), donors and investors, public officials, diplomatic missions, academic researchers and the media.
This gathering emphasises dialogue and sharing peer experiences for action under the overarching theme of Advancing Agroecological Enterprises for Healthy Local Food Economies.
The event is free to attend in person in Kampala, Uganda or online. Register here.