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.
The African solutions that are driving sustainable agri-food systems transformation
This session addresses the potential and challenges of inclusive land governance as a lever to enhance local resilience and maintain a healthy and productive environment. Practical examples from African countries are presented and discussed to inspire action for sustainable landscapes that “leave no one behind.” Different marginalized population groups like women, refugees, pastoralists, and IPLC are at the center of the discussion:
- Wilfred Babanga, Program Manager for ZOA Uganda in West Nile, showcases the tenancy agreement as a successful land tenure security tool that aims to strengthen the land tenure security of war refugees living in Uganda, he calls to public administrators to replicate it and adapt it to the social and institutional context of other African states.
- Martin Hoppe, Head of the Division of Food and Nutrition Security, Global Food Policy, Fisheries at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), believes that the key to sustainable land management is the involvement of all stakeholders including governments, NGOs, and the local community. “Land security is very important in the fight against poverty and hunger.”
- Bala Wenceslas from the Impact Research Institute (IRI) points out the need for the establishment of a framework for dialogue between herders and farmers, and marginalized groups for the sustainable and equitable management of land resources.
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