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On May 24-26, 2022, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa will host a trailblazing hybrid convening to build a shared vision for the growth of AFRICAN AGROECOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & TERRITORIAL MARKETS centered on equitable and sustainable development for a healthy food system.

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 organizations, consumer groups, women’s organizations, 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. Leaders from various sectors will meet to discuss and share knowledge, reflect on strategy, and develop an action plan for improving support services, funding and investment flows, and national and international policies for agroecological entrepreneurs and territorial markets.

Hence, we cordially invite you to JOIN US ONLINE and be part of the discussion to reflect and develop an action plan to strengthen support services, attract funding and investment, and change policies to advance agroecological entrepreneurs and territorial markets.

REGISTER FOR ONLINE PARTICIPATION HERE

 

For more information, please visit:

THE OFFICIAL AFRICAN AGROECOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & TERRITORIAL MARKETS CONVENING WEBSITE

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