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AGRF2020 ends with Presidential Summit, announcement of Africa Food Prize winners


Following four days of insightful and dynamic panels, forums and publications, the 10th annual AGRF will conclude this afternoon with a high-level Presidential discussion, featuring distinguished guests from across the continent.

Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda would deliver the Presidential Address, followed by Heads of State from South Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Ethiopia and Morocco

Speaking on the theme, “Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent”, ten current and former Heads of State, alongside the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, will address how their countries can build back better and bring about a new vison for Africa on the future of food.

The final day of the world’s premier forum for African agriculture will also see the 2020 winners of the Africa Food Prize (AFP) and GoGettaz Agripreneurship Prize announced.

The Africa Food Prize award recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.

The Africa Food Prize would be presented by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria and Chair, Africa Food Prize Committee.

The GoGettaz award aims to find Africa’s brightest young agrifood entrepreneurs, bringing technology, innovation, and passion to the agriculture and food industries.

The AGRF is the world’s premier forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.


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