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African Agriculture and Food Systems

​On 25-26 November 2013, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Kofi Annan Foundation, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, convened a select group of senior African leaders and distinguished guests in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss steps necessary to sustain the momentum of the many positive transformations taking place in African agriculture and food systems. Meridian Institute provided event planning, facilitation, coordination and follow-up in support of the dialogue sponsors.

  • New Report Released: Optimism for African Agriculture and Food Systems

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    A Chairs’ Summary of the high-level dialogue, “Harnessing Innovation for African Agriculture and Food Systems:  Meeting the Challenges and Designing for the 21st Century,” is now available for download. On 25-26 November 2013, the African Union Commission and Kofi Annan Foundation, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, convened a select group of senior African leaders and distinguished guests in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss steps necessary to sustain the momentum of the many positive transformations taking place in African agriculture and food systems. The meeting was planned and facilitated by Meridian Institute and Mandi Rukuni. The report, “Optimism for African Agriculture and Food Systems,” is available for download. Additional details about the high-level dialogue and the report can be found here:  http://www.merid.org/Africanagricultureandfoodsystems/Chairs_Summary.aspx