what: Dakar 2nd Summit – Feed Africa: Food Sovereignty and Resilience
WHO: African Development Bank Group, Government of Senegal, African Union Commission
when: 25-27 January 2023
Where: Dakar, Senegal Abdou Diouf International Conference Center (CICAD), Diamniadio
“We call on a global coalition of efforts around Africa to unlock its enormous agricultural potential to become a global destination to meet the world’s growing food supply shortfall.” – Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group
Globally, 828 million people suffer from hunger, with 249 million in Africa, or a third of that number.
Dakar 2 Summit Feeding Africa: Food Sovereignty and Resilience Advocacy efforts have to be converted into concrete action.
With strong political will from African countries and heads of government, the availability of new technologies and platforms that provide climate-smart agricultural solutions to millions of farmers is increasing. More African countries are achieving self-sufficiency in select agricultural crops in a short period of time. These developments provide the foundation and evidence that Africa can achieve the United Nations’ zero hunger goals. However, reaching zero hunger in Africa would require between $28.5 billion and $36.6 billion annually.
The three-day summit will be hosted by His Excellency President Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and President of the African Union, and co-hosted by the African Development Bank Group.
The Dakar 2 summit brought together representatives of governments, private sector leaders, multilateral organizations and NGOs, as well as scientists and researchers to explore ways to address the growing challenge of food security in Africa and the continent’s resilience to future shocks. seeks to bring together to strengthen
The Dakar 2 summit builds on the first edition held in 2015. The program will include a Presidential Round Table Discussion, a High Level Plenary Session and a session on the “Food and Agriculture Distribution Compact”.
Investing in agricultural productivity, supporting infrastructure, climate-smart agricultural systems along the food value chain as well as private sector investment can help transform Africa into the breadbasket for the world.
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