Join AGRF and CTA  on 8th December 2020 at 2 pm for an online event focusing on building alliances to scale-up youth digital agtech entrepreneurship in Africa. The event highlight the importance of collaborations in scaling up digital agriculture and also  be a call to stakeholders to come together to support digital agriculture entrepreneurship to scale up AgriHack and support youth.

 For registration - https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4231698509726859534

 

youth digital agtech

global food

The 3rd Global Conference of the UN One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme will be  from 25 November to  3 December 2020. The theme for this  virtual edition is “Achieving the SDGs through Food Systems Transformation - On the Road to the Food Systems Summit in 2021”. The aim of this conference is to contribute to the UN 2021 Food Systems Summit (FSS21). The conference is open to all stakeholders including  thought leaders, policymakers, donors and food system actors. 

The objectives of the Conference are:

  • Strengthen a common vision around inclusive multi-stakeholder collaboration as a pathway to achieve the profound transformation that our food systems require;
  • Provide a platform for structured discussion around the science underlying global efforts to characterize and assess progress towards more sustainable food systems;
  • Raise the political importance of sustainable food systems among public and private sector leaders.

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-global-conference-of-the-sustainable-food-systems-programme-registration-125327067633

For more details see: https://www.oneplanetnetwork.org/sustainable-food-systems/3rd-global-conference-sfs-programme

Foodcation BXL is an initiative of the Food Bridge vzw in collaboration with Sankaa vzw, GC Nekkersdal, Emancipower and Parckfarm. This event is part of the Brussels Flemish government's #Staycation BXLs events.

Due to covid19, many Brussels residents are staying at home and can only dream of distant countries (or countries of origin) they love to visit.
Gastronomy is an important aspect of tourism. Tourists are interested in local dishes, as a way of knowing the culture of the places the visit and the people who live there. It's a cliché, but food brings people together.

The #Foodcation BXL is a family friendly event with activities for children and adults too. We have games focusing on the theme with prizes for children participants.
We invite you to this event as part of your #Staycation Brussels experience. There will be samples of food, food products, recipes and music
We will adhere strictly to the covid-19 rules, there will be social distancing, sanitizers and masks.

The Centre for Management Technology’s first webinar series on 'Building Smallholder Capacities in Africa' will be held on the 26th of November 2020. This webinar sponsored by Olam is will focus on enabling farmers access to finance, quality agri inputs, technologies and end markets. For more details see- https://www.cmtevents.com

small holder farmers event

lockdown narratives flyer

ISDEVCOM Nassarawa State university Nigeria, in partnership with Framework for Advocacy, Research and Development Initiative and African Diaspora Projects Initiative ( an initiative of the Food Bridge vzw), has issued a call for papers for an international publication focusing on the impact of Covid - 19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Theme: Lockdown Narratives; Experiencing a Global Pandemic in Nigeria

There is a need to document the impact of this pandemic on Nigerians, Nigeria as a nation and  on Africa too. The aim is to encourage Africans to take charge of the narrative about their experiences and preserve these for posterity. 

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 20, 2020

Deadline for the submission of full paper: December 20, 2020

The Fit4Food2030 final conference will be held from the 24th and 25th of November 2020. This virtual conference. The conference will have two main themes; the first will be  “Understanding food system transformation” which focuses on describing food system transformation  and the second is “Engaging stakeholders for food system transformation” which will emphasize hands on information, learnings, and tools for engaging with stakeholders.  For more details see- https://fit4food2030.eu/

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Food Drive helping hand

The Food Bridge received a call for help for students from Africa studying in Belgium. Many of these students are self sponsored and have no family here.
Prior to Covid-19, they worked part-time too to suppliment their funds. However, that is no longer possible now.
No donation is too small!!. if you live in Brussels, Leuven or Louvain la Neuve and have food items or toileteries to donate, we will arange for a pickup. 

We have also reached an agreement with Chakula asbl (African Food producers and distributors). You can place an order from their brochure online, use the communication- helping hand project in your payment and they will deliver the food items.
Chakula - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0484/108073

You can also donate via our bank account :

The Food Bridge vzw

BNP Paribas Fortis
BE33 0017 5988 5346
Communication : Helping hand project

if you are a student and need food items, call or sms to-

Brussels: Regina Mukondola - 0472305058
Theo Opoku - 0483355907
Leuven : Dennis Mensah - 0487213909
Louvain La Neuve -Mrs Juliette - 0470644804
Gent : Fynn Dodo - 0486999945

All other inquiries including donations contact
Maureen Duru - 048182780
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The Virtual Agrofood & Plastprintpack Africa will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of November 2020. Organized by the German Fair trade Messe and its African partners, this event brings together stakeholders in the agrofood sector and the packaging industry. The event already has more than 1500 registered participants from 81 countries and exhibitors from 17 countries. There will also be 88 speakers in 58 panel sessions. For more details see -https://www.virtual-africa.net/

 

afripack and agrofood forum

covid 19 online discussion

 

With COVID 19, we have an unprecendented situation with impact on all aspects of our lives. Many discussions are now going on about its impact on the economy but the voice of the African Diaspora Entrepreneurs are not heard in these discussions. Some of those with projects in the agrofood sector already face a lot of challenges before Covid-19 and the current situation makes things more difficult.

Thus the Food Bridge vzw is organizing an online discussion via Zoom on the impact of Covid 19 on African Diaspora Agrofood Entrepreneurs.
Let your voice be heard, join the discussion.

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agfr

 

The 10th annual summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) will be held virtually from the 8th to the 11th of  September 2020. The event will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.

AGRF is the leading forum for African agriculture and  brings together stakeholders in the agricultural sector to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward. In attendance will be ;

  • Current and Former Heads of State and Government
  • Agriculture and Finance Ministers
  • Central Bank Governors
  • Top and emerging private sector industry
  • Representatives of farmer organizations
  • Eminent leaders of global and regional development institutions
  • Key non-governmental implementing partners
 

To REGISTER FOR AGRF CLICK HERE: https://agrf.summit.tc/catalog/course/agrf-virtual-summit-2020

 

 

A free online course starting on the 6th of April 2020, is designed to help consumers  understand the context and different perspectives that constitute food controversies. This is a three-week course (and involves around three hours of study per week). The course is led by the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, and is relevant to anyone who has an interest in what they eat, how it is produced and interested in making informed decisions. 

Dr Andrew Ainslie, Lead Educator, has been working with colleagues at the European Food Information Council (EUFIC), EIT Food and the University of Turin in Italy to produce a variety of materials and activities that will introduce participants to the complex nature of the food system. The material focuses on three controversial issues: alternative proteins; palm oil; and probiotics. The course presents different perspectives for each topic discussed, allowing participants to have a] more information when analysing the controversies.

This course presents a real opportunity for you to increase your ability to make informed choices about all the food you eat and to become an agent of change by better understanding these issues and having more confidence in your knowledge of the food system. Alongside this, you will be able to build on your existing personal skills, including literature researching, critical evaluation, debating and argument forming, communication and innovation.

Follow this link to register today: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/engaging-with-controversies-in-the-food-system

 This course is funded by EIT Food (www.eitfood.eu) and forms part of a range of novel educational activities including workshops, summer schools and online educational programmes for a wide audience including students, entrepreneurs and food professionals. See more here: https://www.eitfood.eu/education.

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