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Blog posts on the release of the 2020 ATOR: Chapter 13

RESAKSS is publishing a series of blog posts on the release of the 2020 Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) during the virtual 2020 ReSAKSS Annual Conference Nov. 3–5. The theme of the 2020 ATOR is “Sustaining Africa’s Agrifood System Transformation: The Role of Public Policies.” 

Read about the published post on Chapter 13 “The Enabling Environments for the Digitalization of African Agriculture,” written by Heike Baumüller and Benjamin K. Addom.

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PARI @ Cultivate Africa: How to boost African food production to increase resilience in times of pandemics

Together with ZEF and FARA, PARI is organizing a side-event at the online conference Cultivate Africa on 18.11. at 10 am CET (9 am GMT). 

This session will discuss how investments in innovations and related policies should be prioritized to enable Africa to increase food supplies from the use of its own resources and thereby improve the resilience of the African food system against pandemics and other shocks. In addition to boosting productivity at the production level, the session will also evaluate options for increasing food supplies by reducing post-harvest losses, improving processing capacities and facilitating inclusive markets across Africa.

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With the right investments and policies, Africa can mobilize its large food production potentials

PRESS RELEASE – Bonn/Kigali – 12 October 2020: Africa has the potential to secure its supply of food for affordable and healthy diets from the sustainable use of its own resources, but significant investments and policies are needed to transform this potential into reality, a study by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and AKADEMIYA2063 concludes. Africa still imports US$ 60 billion worth of food every year. This primarily urban market offers an opportunity for Africa’s agricultural producers and food industries. Beyond the direct benefits for food and nutrition security, a stronger food and agriculture sector will create jobs and raise incomes in rural areas, increase government revenues, ensure accelerated economic growth and development, and build resilience against the impacts of climate change and COVID-19 in Africa.

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