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AGRF Summit 2020
AGRF Virtual Summit 2020 "Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent"
Tuesday September 8, 2020
All day event


September 8, 2020
September 11, 2020


Online webinar



The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit, together with the Forum’s many year-round activities, is designed to energize political will and advance the policies, programs and investments required to achieve an inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation across the continent. This year it is held online, on September 8-11, 2020.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from September 8-11, 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.

Organized under the leadership of H.E. President Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda, this year’s Summit comes at an unprecedented time when African major cities especially those that mainly rely on imported food face a looming hunger crisis following 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, emergence of pests such as desert locusts and fall armyworms and now coronavirus. The AGRF Summit will inspire and call 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.

Theme: Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent

The theme of the summit, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa, is a call to action to rethink our food systems to deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all.

Key outcomes

The 2020 AGRF Summit is expected to yield the following tangible and concrete outcomes:

  • Markets and Trade – Build inter-connected African markets that create opportunities, right from rural smallholders to urban supermarkets.
  • Nutritious Food – Create demand for African products that fuel diverse, healthy diets with the safety and quality every consumer needs.
  • Food Systems – Define the food systems Africa wants and be part of a multi-stakeholder vision for Africa and the world on the future of food.
  • Resilience – Invest in enterprises and innovations to build a more sustainable and inclusive future.

About AGRF

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is considered the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.

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