Objectives and Expected Outcomes

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AKADEMIYA2063, in partnership with AUC, is convening the 2022 ReSAKSS Annual Conference to promote review and dialogue on the contribution of the agri-food processing sector to productive, sustainable food systems that support livelihoods and food security. The conference will take place as a hybrid physical-virtual event on 25–27 October 2022 under the theme of “Agrifood processing strategies for successful food systems transformation in Africa.”

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Objectives

The objectives of the conference are to allow participants to:

  1. Discuss the research evidence and recommendations presented in the 2022 ATOR on the contribution of Africa’s agrifood processing sectors to employment, poverty reduction, and food systems transformation;
  2. Examine dynamics and trends in key processing subsectors and value chains;
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Expected outcomes

Expected outcomes of the conference are:

  1. Shared understanding of:
    1. Required policies and actions to accelerate Africa’s recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future shocks;
    2. Potential solutions to challenges related to measuring the impacts of and resilience to complex shocks;
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Conference Agenda

Morning

Registration

Side Events

LUNCH

Afternoon

Opening Session of the 2022 ReSAKSS Conference

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Keynote Address

Overview of the 2022 Annual Trends And Outlook Report (ATOR):

Agrifood processing strategies for successful food systems transformation in Africa

Agrifood processing strategies for successful food systems transformation in Africa

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Evening

Cocktail Reception

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ReSAKSS Data Challenge Awards

Morning

Patterns, structure, and performance of key agrifood industries

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Policies and investments for successful agrifood processing sectors – Enterprise leadership and innovation

Plenary and Panel Discussion

LUNCH

Afternoon

Policies and investments for successful agrifood processing sectors – Success stories

Plenary and Panel Discussion

Morning

Progress Toward Achieving the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

Goals Plenary and Panel Discussion

Closing Session of the 2022 ReSAKSS Conference

Concluding Remarks

LUNCH

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