#AfricanCITYFOODMonth webinars

Contributing to the RISE Africa roadmap

ICLEI Africa, FAO, RUAF, MUFPP, WWF and partners invite you to participate in #AfricanCITYFOODmonth to explore how we make resilient and nutritious food systems in African cities.

The inaugural #AfricanCITYFOODmonth campaign will highlight diverse, innovative and evolving African urban food systems. The campaign provides a platform for insight, learning opportunities and support for local governments and food system stakeholders who are interested in shaping sustainable, nutritious and inclusive food systems.

This webinar series will share insights from Accra, Antananarivo, Arusha, Brazzaville, Cape Town, Dakar, Dar es Salaam, Douala, eThekwini, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kitwe, Lagos, Lusaka, Nairobi, Ouagadougou, Quelimane and more.

The #AfricanCITYFOODMonth webinar series contributes to the RISE Africa roadmap

Webinar calendar

29 July 2020

How youth- and women-led small businesses can improve our local food systems

Description: This discussion will explore opportunities for investing to improve food systems that are inclusive and generate jobs for local businesses. Youth and women entrepreneurs will share their experience and examples of how innovation can shape the urban food system and how to leverage on their potential for future more sustainable and more local food systems.

Languages: English and French

In partnership with:

31 July 2020

Future resilient food systems

Description: This discussion reflects on the themes and provocations of #AfricanCITYFOODCampaign and proposes key considerations for improving food systems. It also shares a number of future food visions and the efforts to achieve them.

Languages: English and French

In partnership with:

Past webinars

Systems approaches to food & nutrition security and resilience: Lessons from Cape Town and Kumasi

#AfricanCITYFOODmonth: How should we understand food in our cities?

Food, climate and COVID-19: Stories from our cities


Alimentation, Climat et Covid-19: Les expériences de nos villes


Nourishing our cities


Nourrir nos Villes


Food and the circular economy


L’alimentation et l’économie circulaire


Useful resources

Hunger amid plenty: how to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the world’s most vulnerable people

We must ensure that people can access basic food supplies, but also that they have money to purchase them. Read more.

Cities and Covid-19 – food access for vulnerable communities in practice

The webinar shares insights from a worldwide survey by FAO and dive into the experience of 3 cities: New York City (USA), Kampala (Uganda) and Quito (Ecuador). Watch.

Food Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An article that analyses how local leaders can help ensure food access during the coronavirus crisis. Read more.

City Region Food Systems to cope with COVID-19 and other pandemic emergencies

This blog offers an analysis of challenges to food supply chains that have major implications for food security and nutrition. Read more.

COVID19, Food & Nutrition Security, and Gender Equality

This paper describes how women, gender equality, and social norms are critical to recovering from the COVID-19 crisis and building back better. Read more.

Protéger les récoltes africaines touchées par le changement climatique

La sécurité alimentaire de l’Afrique est fortement menacée par le changement climatique. Un entrepreneur allemand a donc décidé d’adapter certaines technologies au marché africain pour faciliter le traitement rapide des récoltes et éviter leur pourrissement. En savoir plus.

Préserver la sécurité alimentaire en Afrique à l’ère de la COVID-19

Dans cette situation critique, l’Afrique subsaharienne doit, dans le cadre des trains de mesures de relance budgétaire pour contrer la pandémie, privilégier les actions visant à réduire les risques qui pèsent sur la sécurité alimentaire. En savoir plus.

Lutte contre la COVID-19 : leçons du CultivAf

Alors que le confinement obligatoire et les mesures d’éloignement physique perturbent la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire, il est essentiel de continuer de soutenir financièrement et de valoriser la recherche qui favorise la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens de subsistance des petits exploitants agricoles d’Afrique. En savoir plus.

Depois da Covid-19: como podemos melhorar o sistema global de alimentos

Essa é, acima de tudo, uma prioridade humanitária urgente, que exige medidas para apoiar os agricultores em crise, garantindo que os produtos cheguem aos mercados e levando comida para as pessoas vulneráveis nas cidades e nos campos de refugiados. Saiba mais.

Proteger a segurança alimentar em África durante a COVID-19

Agindo agora, os países podem criar sistemas alimentares mais resilientes e produtivos na África Subsariana que irão apoiar a segurança alimentar durante e depois da pandemia. Saiba mais.

Salvaguardar a segurança alimentar em África na era da COVID-19

Os africanos são facilmente empurrados para a insegurança alimentar, uma vez que a sua capacidade de adaptação é limitada por muitos fatores, entre eles níveis reduzidos de poupança e de acesso a financiamento e a seguros. Saiba mais.