Our preceding webinar on the subject had set the scene for a renewed policy and advocacy strategy for the collation of the “One African Voice” as a collective action to revisit this perennial concern on the continent.
This is therefore the second in a series of the independent dialogue series anchored by FARA in the context of the UN-Food Systems Summit. It is important that in crafting a continental voice, all concerns as much as possible must be brought to the table, leaving no one behind.
The central objective of this activity is to validate the amalgamated thoughts in the draft policy brief for presentation at the UN Food systems Summit.
1. To dive deep into the consolidated comments from the various Africa’s geopolitical zones on the draft policy.
2. To validate the One Africa Voice (policy brief) to the 2021 UN Food System Summit on AR4D (African message to the Summit).
3. To present the update on the progress of the AfDB-IFAD High -Level on ‘Learning Innovation and Technology for Food Systems transformation in Africa.
4. develop the framework for advocacy towards increased investment in science for agricultural development.
5. To develop strategies for the development and implementation of ensuing post-summit action for the achievement of SDG.
6. Develop the framework for the Biennial Flagship Publication -“African Status Report on Agricultural Research and Innovation (AfARR)”.
The expected partners and stakeholders include the CAADP-XP4 Partners (ASARECA, CCARDESA, CORAF, AFAAS, NAASRO, GFRAS and FARA), Policy-Makers (Permanent Secretaries from Ministries of Agriculture and country-level selected focal persons to the UN Food Summit 2021), FANRPAN, Researchers (DGs of the NARS), Academia (Universities and Academy of Sciences), Farmer Associations (Continental, Regional and selected country-level), and other key partners within the food system space in Africa (TAAT, CGIAR, etc).