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 on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.
Youth is key to future of African agriculture
The vast majority of our planet lives outside the global industrial food chain – a linear system that brings our food from the farm to our plates. Subsistence and small-scale farmers, ecopreneurs, hunters, pastoralists, fishers, and so many others are often overlooked in the dominant narrative on food systems, but they are a vital part of food sovereignty and climate justice.
In this Youth Daily Show, young agripreneur Yokateme Tiikuzu and food expert Akinyi Chemutai share their visions for the future of African agriculture by exploring innovative technologies and traditional methods to challenge the world’s understanding of how food can be produced.
For Yokateme, youth has the role and opportunity to innovate traditional food systems. For him, creativity is the motor for innovation: “How are we going to live in the next 30 years?” Yokateme asks.
Chemutai made a call to action for policymakers to engage youth as they are key in the transformation of Africa’s food future.