The Leadership of the CAADP-XP4 organizations (FARA, AFAAS, ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF & NAASRO) and FANRPAN have been planning series of webinars on the above theme as part of activities towards producing the “One Africa Voice” for the UN Food System Summit (September 2021).
Food and nutrition secure Africa is crucial for the global accomplishment of the sustainable development goals. The fraternity of the stakeholders of African research for development is well positioned to sensitize the policymakers on the overbearing role of agricultural research for development institutions in the quest for a food and nutrition secure Africa.
Within the context of the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa and the CAADP-XP4 institutions, the FARA-led coalition is working with the Science Group of the United Nation Food System Summit. This event is a virtual 2-prong dialogues convened in the context of the UN-FSSD. The goal is to bring together all stakeholders of the One Africa Voice on Agricultural Research for Development and use this as the basis for stimulating awareness at the highest possible level within the context of the Food System Summit.
The continent needs to have a strategy to make the UN 2021 Food System Summit count through a deliberate concerted strategy for transformative reforms. The event is planned to be a well thought-out bottom-up coherent game plan that engages local, national, regional, and continental level buys-in with a consistent tenor.
The One Africa Voice will be the inclusive, representative voice of the Agricultural Research for Development fraternity in Africa as well as the elaboration of what must happen to attain the food and nutrition secure Africa and the Africa we want by 2063.