Africa Food Systems Summit 2023

Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa's Solutions to Food Systems Transformation

The AGRF is 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. Africa’s Food Systems Forum (AGRF) is the largest Agriculture & Food Systems Forum in Africa.

The AGRF summit provides a platform for Africa to showcase solutions, technologies, and innovations to drive the food systems transformation agenda. It also nurtures transformative legacy programs for host government and deals for MSMEs to transform and advance Food Systems in the continent.

2023’s Summit theme, “Recover, Regenerate, Act: Africa’s Solutions to Food Systems Transformation,” focuses on building back better food systems and food sovereignty with youth and women at the center. The theme identifies three steps needed to achieve this transformation: Recovery, Regenerate, and Act.

Recovery calls for decisive strategies and actions to rebuild food systems after multiple crises and shocks. Regenerate emphasizes the need to regenerate natural capital resources with adaptation practices, innovation, and technology for sustainable food production in a changing climate context. Act urges urgent action to accelerate food systems transformation through better policies, practices, and investments.

The Summit aims to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Share African innovations to scale up solutions to global food systems challenges, and assess progress made in transforming food systems across the continent and globally.
  • Review the progress on investments and commitments made through the summit and the agribusiness deal room.
  • Renew political commitments to advancing climate-resilient food systems for women and youth.
  • Launch the presidential BBT legacy program- Tanzania’s programmatic business model for piloting and scaling food system transformation.
  • Mobilize innovative financing instruments such as catalytic funds to support youth and women-led agribusinesses.


Sep 5 - Sep 8, 2023 - 23:59
Organizer AGRF
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Targets Africa
Sectors Agribusiness, Agritech, Clean technology, Environmental services, Waste management and recycling