About GLF Africa 2022
GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate change, COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine.
Across 31 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, and a job fair, the digital conference explored ways to transform the future of food through healthy landscapes, equitable access to land, and shorter, greener value chains. Messages spread on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.
How can we transform food systems and develop green supply chains across Africa?
In this closing plenary, Special Adviser on Africa to the United Nations Secretary-General Cristina Duarte, along with key speakers, introduces the concept of innovative ecosystems which are economic engines that scale innovations with high potential. They are fueled by collaboration and form support networks or enabling environments to elevate ideas, start-ups, and local organizations to their full potential.
By working across sectors and geopolitical boundaries, Africa can combine modern innovation, science, local practices, and traditional knowledge to attract the investment needed for a sustainable rural transformation.
Learn about the Impact Potential of Agricultural SMEs in Africa