UN Food Systems Dialogue

Youth-Led Solutions to Enhancing The Resilience of Africa's Food Systems

Overview

Apr 15: 13:00 - 14:30  • 
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1. No Poverty, 12. Responsible Consumption and Production, 15. Life on Land, 2. Zero Hunger, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

Context

Food system transformation requires coordinated, multi-sector interventions that can only be achieved through strong partnerships with shared outcomes. The transformation will require both traditional and non-traditional partnerships to remove the barriers and initiate food systems transformation that enhances people’s lives and livelihoods while guaranteeing healthy land-water-air. Innovations are needed in enhanced regenerative food system development, data availability for decision-making and community engagement, as well as for the technical aspects of food systems strengthening.

The ambition behind Action Track 5 is to ensure that food systems from land to waste are regenerative and circular where possible thus more resilient to future shocks. That all individuals and institutions engaged in the functioning and governance of food systems are empowered to prepare for, withstand, and recover from instability and participate in a food system that, despite shocks and stressors, delivers food and nutrition security and equitable livelihoods for all whist ensuring the healthy soil and water ecosystems for continued food system resilience. The resilience of food systems needs to be strengthened in such a way that the economic, social and environmental foundations to produce sufficient healthy food and maintain healthy ecosystems for current and future generations are not compromised. It demands a comprehensive approach that integrates responses to climate, biodiversity loss, conflict, epidemics, economic crises, food insecurity and malnutrition and structural inequalities.

Generation Africa aims to collect collaborative solutions to the challenges that the youth-led SMEs in Africa face while coming up with businesses that aim to contribute to global food systems.


Dialogue Objective:

Identifying Youth-led solutions to enhancing resilient youth businesses to support Africa’s food systems.
Expected outcomes:

  • Highlight challenges that youth agripreneurs are facing in building resilient businesses.
  • Identify existing opportunities that youth agripreneurs can take advantage of.
  • Collate the voice of the youth to state their case at the UNFSS.
  • Craft a vision of Africa’s food systems in the next ten years and identify action steps necessary in making the vision into reality

Convened by

Generation Africa, Yara International, AGRA, USAID, AGRF, Syngenta Foundation, Corteva AgriScience, Heifer International, Econet


Date/time

From: Thursday, 15 April 2021, 13:00 WEST
To: Thursday, 15 April 2021, 14:30 WEST

Format: Online

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