The voice of the African future in Brussels

Sustainable Food Production & Trade

In order to face the new challenges of the 21th century, not in the least providing food security to a growing world population, confronting climate change, and ensuring enough inputs for bio-fuels, Africa will need to pay far more attention to its agricultural development and trade. Agriculture is seen as a strategic sector because of the multiple inputs it provides in a resource efficient and bio-based economy, which requires nothing less than a new technological revolution.

Africa and Europe’s cooperation in agriculture and food security issues occurs within the context of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) which aims to contribute to greater food security and food independence, by improving income opportunities in African agriculture and increasing agricultural trade.

Mazungumzo’s work is focused on highlighting practicable strategies to optimise the agricultural sector as a tool to improve overall economic welfare, while ensuring long-term food security.

Past Events

Workshop on Trade, Production and Labour in African Agriculture

On 24 February 2016, Mazungumzo held a workshop to discuss the most important issues impacting Africa's agricultural sector, including labour, trade and sustainable productivity, so as to seek practical and innovative policy solutions.

ProgrammeWorkshop on Trade, Production and Labour in African Agriculture

Speaker’s presentationsGervais Nkanagu
Graham Kunimba
Mustapha Sinaceur
Miruna Marchis
Simon Steyne
Willi Schulz-Greve

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Round Table on Innovation and Competitiveness in African Agriculture

On 8 October 2013, the Round Table discussed how research and innovation in technology and market organisation can make significant contributions in Africa’s fight against poverty and food insecurity. To unleash their full potential, research and innovation require enabling framework conditions, both for companies and smallholder farmers.

ProgrammeRound Table on Innovation and Competitiveness in African Agriculture

Speaker’s presentationsDr. Mizzi
Dr. Purchase
Zaida Sultanegy
Ismael Mussá

Round Table: Will the European Partnership Agreements help Africa to feed itself?

In cooperation with the Cercle Royal Africainetd'OutreMer, the African Forum organized a Round Table to explore the impact and benefits of the European Partnership Agreements (EPAs) in African Agriculture in the context of the EPA negotiations and the CAP Reform. The event took place on 26 June 2012 in Brussels.

ProgrammeRound Table: Will the European Partnership Agreements help Africa to feed itself?

Speaker’s presentations Dr. Borchardt
Professor Aerni
Mr. Anudu
Dr. Maerki
Dr. Purchase

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Round Table on Land Grabbing and Europe's Role in Global Food Security

On 12 October 2011, Mazungumzo organised a Round Table at the European Parliament.

ProgrammeRound Table on Land Grabbing and Europe's Role in Global Food Security

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