The virtual event brought together over 80 private investors, industry associations and organizations supporting the private sector in agrifood systems from over 20 countries in Africa to directly hear from them about private sector priorities and perspectives on key actions for transforming agrifood systems in Africa.
This is the second time, built on the success of the first private sector dialogue which was held in March 2020 httpss://lnkd.in/d-WUmW7x
“The African continent is on the path to integration, that is of great importance, especially, recovery and growth efforts’’ Ms. Beata Habyarimana, Hon. Minister of Trade and Industry in the Cabinet of #Rwanda#AfCFTA#COVID-19 httpss://lnkd.in/d5qhD3eR
Mr. Abebe Haile-Gabriel @FAOADGAfrica “The purpose of this event today really aims at identifying private sector’s perspective, to inform and shape all supporting policy interventions accordingly. This is even more relevant within the context of the COVID 19 pandemic that, for the past two years, has overwhelmed the agrifood sector in the continent, with critical consequences on the sustainability of the food systems as a whole.”
Mr. Thabo Mabe, Managing Director, Dangote Rice Ltd. ‘’This is the exciting moment in investing #agribusiness in the Africa’’ calling for robust supply chain systems from fam to table, merging business and farming languages httpss://lnkd.in/dtDb_4rs
Mr. Ade Freeman, Regional Programme Leader (RPL) @FAOAfrica ‘’Private sector is in the frontline as a part of solutions and FAO stands ready to work with the Private sector as well as the Development Partners to champion in agrifood systems transformation’’.