Craving 4 Development, in collaboration with SL Agcelerator is set to host the 3rd edition of the Pan African Symposium on Agriculture.
According to the organizers, the Vision of the Symposium is to create a regional knowledge and partnership-based platform that helps harness the power of youth involvement in Agriculture and the potential of agricultural innovation, food sovereignty as well as investments and connected supply chains in Africa.
The Symposium aims to set in motion an initiative that allows practical knowledge sharing, export readiness, and exposure to systems, businesses, enablers, and innovations in order to build robust frameworks and agro-industrial companies, with enhanced human capital, interconnected networks of experts, well-structured and accessible markets, and opportunities for sustained collaborations.
The Third edition of the Pan African Symposium on Agriculture brings 23 African countries together from December 5th to 7th 2022 with a focus on Strengthening Agrifood Supply Chains in Africa. The event recorded 11 million engagements on social media and trended in 8 African countries for its 2nd edition held in Dakar, Senegal in November 2021.
The Overall Objective of the Symposium is to support African youth to take advantage of the great African opportunities in terms of sustainable production and value addition, access to markets, partnerships and investments.
Specific objectives are to establish a regional platform for knowledge exchange and partnerships to harness the power of youth involvement in sustainable agriculture.
Provide information on the tools and technology packages to build soil resilience and adapt farming practices to the need of the connected markets.
Build the foundation for the integration of fair and efficient markets, including digital trade and improve competitiveness among African agro-SMEs
Create avenues for greater participation in Regional and Global Value Chains.
Leverage the Local and Regional Private sector in value chain development and for export-oriented growth strategy.
Make high impact investment opportunities available to performing Agri entrepreneurs
This will be a better opportunity to develop linkages between African markets, build capacities and transfer technologies.
Young Africans are equipped to foster sustainable production and value addition in the sector.
The foundation for the integration of fair and efficient markets, including digital trade is established and competitiveness among African agro-MSMEs is enhanced.
Engagement of Local and Regional Private sector in value chain development and for export-oriented growth strategy.