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Racing To Scale Technology-Enabled Sustainable Food Systems in Africa

Pamela Roussos May 13, 2021

Scaling technology-enabled sustainable food systems in Africa is imperative for half of its citizens facing food insecurity, and to the 60% of the population who earn their living as smallholder farmers. While there has been progress, a recent McKinsey report states Africa could be two to three times more productive if it intensified its agricultural production, and there is a call to action for governments, investors, and development partners to do more. The panel will discuss the current landscape, the urgency to move quickly, the role social entrepreneurship plays, and how to augment activities underway, particularly around policy, market access and investment.

Format

Panel

Meta Themes

  • Climate Action

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Sustainable Development

Themes

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Robust discussion bringing all stakeholders (social entrepreneurs, government, investors, development partners) together to identify solutions for scaling food production and distribution across the continent of Africa.

Audiences

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Government

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Corporate & SME

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Asset Managers

Speakers

  • NamePamela Roussos
  • TitleChief Community Officer
  • OrganizationMiller Center for Social Entrepreneurship
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameLloyd Le Page
  • TitleSenior Strategy Advisory for AgriFood Investment
  • OrganizationTony Blair Institute
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameGeorge William Kayonga
  • TitleFormer Ambassador and Former CEO
  • OrganizationNational Agriculture Exports Board
  • StatusInvited
  • NameAlloysius Attah
  • TitleCEO
  • OrganizationFarmerline
  • StatusInvited
  • NameLisa Willems
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationAlphamundi
  • StatusInvited
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