11 – 12 June , 2012. Washington. The Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, the Joaquim Chissano Foundation, and the John A. Kufuor Foundation held the 2012 US-Africa Forum, on “Farming Is A Business: Strengthening Linkages and Skills to Transform Africa’s Food Systems.”
The Forum reviewed the significant evolution of Africa’s agricultural development and food systems over the past decade, assess the transformations currently underway, and envision the changes that are likely to occur in the next decade and beyond.
This was the fourth annual US-Africa Forum hosted by the Partnership, but this year’s event marks the first time the Forum will be co-hosted with African partner institutions. Former Presidents Joaquim Chissano and John Kufuor have been instrumental in elevating food security and agriculture to the top of the development agenda in Mozambique and Ghana, and their leadership extends across the continent and around the globe.
The Forum featured a mix of keynote speakers, plenary presentations, and guided breakout group discussions that drove toward the identification of a practical set of recommendations and actions.