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In an era of global challenges and crises, the significance of sustainable agri-food systems has become increasingly evident. In response to the urgent issues confronting Africa’s agriculture sector, the Africa Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ANAPRI) is convening a crucial webinar in partnership with the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA), a specialized agency operating under the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, and Influence (PRCI). The webinar, titled “Opportunities for inclusive and sustainable agri-food systems: Bridging gaps in fertilizer and soil health policies for a world in crisis,” aims to shed light on critical aspects of agricultural development on the African continent.

The webinar seeks to explore the impact of global crises, such as the Russia-Ukraine war, on the fertilizer industry in Africa. This exploration is essential for understanding the challenges facing the continent’s agricultural sector. It will concurrently examine the opportunities and obstacles in enhancing agricultural productivity in Africa, identifying key areas for intervention to unlock its agricultural potential. Additionally, the event will explore a spectrum of solutions, spanning the immediate, medium-term, and long-term, to address food systems and transformation in Africa. These proposed solutions are intended to serve as guiding principles for policymakers and stakeholders in their endeavors to foster sustainable agricultural development in Africa.

Participants from diverse nationalities and various societal strata are expected to join this webinar. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 1500 Central African Time (CAT). The webinar will be conducted on Zoom, and registration can be done via ANAPRI’s upcoming webinar promises to be insightful, bringing together experts, stakeholders, and visionaries to pave the way for a brighter, more resilient agricultural future for Africa. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative dialogue!