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We cordially invite you to join our upcoming social media campaign, “My Food is African,” set to take place from July 24-29, 2023, across platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Through the hashtag #MyFoodIsAfrican, we aim to share insights about African food culture and educate on the health benefits of our diverse cuisine.

The “My Food is African” continental campaign, which was successfully launched in 2022, aims to promote traditional African foods, dishes, and diets while emphasizing the significance of healthy and culturally appropriate food consumption. The campaign has already gained considerable traction and support from citizens across Africa, along with various stakeholders including smallholder food producers, civil society actors, government bodies, and African media.

In line with our mission of promoting agroecological practices, the “My Food is African campaign aspires to inspire Africans to recognize and appreciate traditional foods, diets, and cuisines, and advocate for a food policy framework that nurtures and enhances our food sovereignty.

We are therefore calling upon all AFSA members and allies to participate in the campaign by sharing their personal stories surrounding African food. Whether it’s a photo of your favorite African dish, a special recipe, or a video of you preparing an African meal, we want to see it all!

We believe that this social media campaign can help us reach a broader audience, raising awareness about the critical role of African food culture and nutritional diversity in the well-being of our citizens, their environment, and livelihoods.

Here are some specific ways that you can participate in the campaign:

  • Share photos of your favorite African dishes on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #MyFoodIsAfrican.
  • Post recipes for traditional African dishes on your social media channels.
  • Discuss the versatile role of traditional African foods for health, cultural and spiritual significance.
  • Tag friends and family in your posts to encourage them to participate in the campaign.
  • Advocate for favorable food policies that safeguard the interests of smallholder farmers, resist corporate control of food systems, and back agroecological practices for a resilient future.

We’ll provide additional information about the campaign in the coming week.

Join our campaign, participate, engage, share, and let us together celebrate our rich, diverse, and nutritious food culture.

We look forward to your active participation!

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