The Food Bridge vzw in partnership with African Diaspora Projects Initiative, Sankaa vzw and Fair Trade bv is organizing an information session on global transportation and logistics for African Diaspora Entrepreneurs. For many African Diaspora entrepreneurs and non profit organizations with development projects in Africa, finding suitable logistics solutions is always a challenge.
Entrepreneurs want to move goods from Africa to Europe and development actors want to move donations and goods from Europe to Africa too. This will be an information session by Mr Wim Leeflang, Director of Fair Trade will provide information about the innovative logistics solutions of Fair Trade bv. Netherlands and how entrepreneurs can benefit from their services. Here is the registration link - https://forms.gle/BS2be22XKdwXVNKy9
In line with the renewed MOU between both organizations, the ICT team of COLEACP, is supporting the Food Bridge vzw to expand and improve its African Diaspora Agrofood Platform. This platform was established in 2020 for African Diaspora Agrofood Entrepreneurs with projects in the agrofood sector. The platform also provides an opportunity for people to share information, good practices, the challenges they face in the sector and explore possible opportunities for partnerships.
Membership is open to all African Diaspora agrofood entrepreneurs, staff of relevant international organizations and Europeans with agrofood projects in Africa.
You can request membership via this link : https://www.facebook.com/groups/2889555947819013
SNV in Ghana is organising a 3-day Virtual GrEEn Investment Forum, as part of its Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project, funded by the European Union.
Theme: Boosting economic opportunities in the green and circular economy
Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021 – Thursday, 28 January 2021
Time: Daily, 10:00am – 1:00pm GMT
The target audience for this event includes
- Public and private sector institutions
- Banks and financial institutions
- Diaspora and diaspora networks
- Green and circular economy-focused start-ups and entrepreneurs from the Ashanti and Western regions in Ghana and across the world. For more information: https://snv.org/update/2021-virtual-green-investment-forum
For generations ‘Home Gardens’ close to the homesteads in rural areas have contributed to the food security of families. With covid 19 pandemic, the food security of many in developing countries are impacted by the fluctuation of food prices, man-made food scarcities and economic downturns. Those living in rural areas are most affected by these challenges due to their limited economic resources. Thus we are working with women in rural areas this planting season, to expand their home gardens with more diverse vegetables that will boast the diet of their families especially children. This project starts in Abia and Imo States of Nigeria and will expand to other regions.
We will work with women in rural women associations to establish extended home gardens in their localities. Bearing in mind the challenges lack of access to land pose to women, we will liaise with local traditional and governmental authorities, to lease communal lands for specified number of years as extended home gardens . Women from each participating association will be allocated land to plant nutritious vegetables.
You can support this project by donating to –
The Food Bridge vzw
BNP Paribas Fortis
IBAN: BE33 0017 5988 5346
The Food and Retail fair will be held from the 10th to 11th of February 2021. This virtual exhibition and B2B networking event, brings together different entities and individual with an interest in the sector. Participants have the opportunity to meet key players in the food industry, network and make new connections that can grow their business in West Africa. For more information and registrationn: https://businessclubafrica.com/food-retail-west-africa/
You can still register for the webinar by the Small holders Innovation Accelerator on 16th of December 2020 at 2.30pm. This webinar will launch the initial findings of the Innovation Accelerator’s action research explored different supply chains, including cotton, fruit and vegetables, dairy, coffee, soya, palm and maize.
During this 90-minute webinar, the project lead, Dr Peter Stanbury will lay out the conclusions of the research to date, questions which have emerged, and the practical next steps. A panel of working group members will then explore some of the key issues in more detail.
For more details and registration- https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8412824570858451724
As part of its series of regional dialogues to discuss how the triple goal of gender equality, sustainable and healthy food systems can be achieved, the theme of this event is 'Making Food systems Equitable: An African Dialogue on Gender & Food Systems'. Organized by IFPRI Africa, the event will be held on Tuesday 9th of February from 12-2pm. For more details : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-food-systems-equitable-an-african-dialogue-on-gender-food-systems-tickets-136940206845?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
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
The 47th Committee on World Food Security (CFS) will be held virtually from the 8th to 11th February 2021. There will be five sessions and 12 side events at this event. The sessions are:
- Food security and nutrition - Building a global narrative towards 2030
- Global Thematic Event: CFS Framework for Action for Food Security and Nutrition in protracted crisis
- CFS multi-year programme of work 2020-2023
- Endorsement and uptake of the CFS voluntary Guidelines on Food systems and Nutrition (VGFSyN)
- Impacts of CFS Policy products on country-level food security and nutrition and COVID recovery
For more details: http://www.fao.org/cfs/home/plenary/cfs-47/en/
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.