This high-level session (including lunch) with a selected group of companies, financial institutions and other actors aims to kick-start the work on efforts to transform African food systems.

In the session, we ask participants to share their regional focus and main commodities, and together we will identify complimentary assets. We will define priorities for increasing investments in food processing and other value addition to the supply chains of the participating companies.


12:00 – 13:40

  • Welcome
  • Daan Wensing, CEO at IDH about Systems Change and Food System Transformation
  • Rapid Intros from all via Africa Heat Map
  • Inspiration by Olivier Marchand, Head of Agricultural Services at Nestlé Central & West Africa Region  

Seeking Synergies

Interactive session with all participants to identify synergies on regions/crops


Going forward

Together we will discuss our collaboration and concrete next steps to build better food business in Africa. 


Final words & closing


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