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Welcome to 2024! We appreciate your support throughout 2023, whether you were a partner, sponsor, or participant at our events. Your presence has been invaluable to us.

As we embrace the opportunities of the new year, our commitment remains steadfast in advocating for African food heritage andculture, African diaspora agrofood entrepreneurship and related themes. We recognize the pivotal role that African diaspora agrofood entrepreneurship can  play, in building sustainable agrofood systems in Africa and economic empowerment in their countries of origin. Thus we will work towards helping the entrepreneurs maximize their potentials.

In 2024, our core projects will center around mental health, African indigenous food systems, climate actions and African diaspora entrepreneurship. These initiatives will run concurrently with other projects developed in response to calls for proposals from various entities.

To kick off the year, we will analyze and present the findings of our sample survey on entrepreneurship and mental health. In the  spring of 2024, in collaboration with partners from academia, development agencies, international organizations, and governments, we will host an international conference that delves into the intersections of decolonization, diaspora, and the African food system. Later in the autumn, we invite you to join us for our annual African Diaspora Agrofood Forum, taking place from the 8th to the 10th of November 2024 at Tour and Taxis Brussels. In preparation for the forum, we will invite qualified candidates for the African Diaspora Agrofood Entrepreneur of the year 2024 and the compendium of African Diaspora Agrofood entrepreneurs. The 2023 edition can be downloaded here- https://diasporafordevelopment.eu/library/food-bridge-2023-compendium-of-african-diaspora-agrofood-entrepreneurs/

Partnership is the cornerstone of our work. If you are interested in collaborating on existing projects or wish to co-create new initiatives, please reach out to us to schedule a meeting. We are open to exploratory discussions and look forward to the possibilities that 2024 holds for collective impact. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

 
 
 
 

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The  African Diaspora entrepreneurship ecosystem is rapidly evolving across Europe. Despite this growth, entrepreneurship remains a challenging and precarious endeavor, especially for entrepreneurs of migrant origins. The success of entrepreneurs does not only rely on tangible support but also hinges on having the right mindset, which makes the mental health of  entrepreneurs very important.

Unfortunately, there is limited information addressing the intersection of entrepreneurship and mental health,  focusing on entrepreneurs with migrant backgrounds in Europe. Recognizing this gap, Food Bridge vzw, in collaboration with Arteveld University of Applied Sciences, has developed a concise survey targetting entrepreneurs within diaspora communities in Europe.

This sample survey aims to gather valuable data and insights that will contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between entrepreneurship and mental health. By participating, entrepreneurs have the opportunity to help shed more light on their unique challenges and the specific types of support they need. The main goal is to have an environment where mental health considerations are integral to the success and well-being of entrepreneurs.

We encourage you to take a few moments to complete the survey and also share it within your network. Your input is valuable and paves the way for a more informed and supportive entrepreneurship ecosystem for people from diaspora communities in Europe.

Survey in Englishhttps://forms.gle/MwyiDcaUosWZLkTF7

Survey in French- https://forms.gle/fqvuxLVe7dXsWzer7

The Helping Hand Project

In collaboration with Kwabre Ne Sekyere Belgium,Mfantesman vzw,Voice of Women International, Kente FM and other African organizations, we are organizing "The Helping Hand project",is an action started in 2016, aimed at feeding the homeless in the Brussels area. We are in need of volunteers to help with the cooking, packing and distribution of food to the homeless and needy. We are also still looking for sponsors for this project. We do not accept funds but prefer sponsorship in the form of donations of desired food items, food packaging materials. if you are interested in giving a helping hand, contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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