• Sunday, 2 December 2018
  • 09:00-10:30 | Bonn time (GMT+1)

Who will feed Africa in the future?

The talk focuses on raising motivated human resources for healthy food production and improved livelihood using Agriculture/Agro-forestry and Landscapes. We are creating a rural co-working space with students, unemployed Youths, and rural farmers working hand in glove using Agro-forestry as a tool for healthy food production in the rural communities and creating Job opportunities If commitment will turn to action as proposed by the mission of GLF BONN 2018, there is a need for dynamic, passionate and energetic actors driving this proposed mission, like kids, youth and students collaborating with rural farmers. My talk will elaborate on persisting gaps in the mindset of those actors about agriculture and landscapes. My talk will show how the collaboration and exchange of indigenous knowledge and ivory tower knowledge can work bringing in experiences from Agroforestry trainings in Rwanda and southwest Nigeria. We are engaging nearby high schools in tree nursery production, which we will buy from them – our strategy to raise highly motivated future Farmers

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.