The 32nd FAO Regional Conference for Africa will be held on 11-14 April 2022 as a hybrid event—in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, and online via videoconferencing. The conference will bring together more than 50 African countries “to define regional priorities in agrifood systems transformation” (FAO Regional Office for Africa).
The event aims to “share best practices and explore partnerships and opportunities for innovation and digital technologies to transform agrifood systems, address food insecurity and climate change, and face other major challenges in the region” among the participating countries. Moreover, it will also host a series of ministerial roundtables on the following issues:
- Experience sharing on better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, leaving no one behind;
- COVID-19 impacts on agrifood systems in Africa: policy priorities for inclusive and resilient recovery;
- Investing in ecosystem restoration for a more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems transformation in Africa;
- Promotion of investment and trade for competitive agrifood systems: AfCFTA opportunities and progress; and
- Placing women, youth and the poor at the forefront of inclusive agrifood systems.
For more information about the conference, visit the event website.