Sustainable food systems are crucial for human life, well-being, and livelihoods and a healthy planet. Today, African food systems face various challenges, including climate change, depletion of natural resources, changing consumption patterns, demographic growth, biodiversity loss, pollution, conflict, migration, and external crises and shocks.

These vulnerabilities are compounded by a lack of finance, equipment, technologies, and infrastructure, inadequate digital connectivity for reliable access to markets and services, as well as adequate coordination mechanisms, governance structures, and policies.

This results in food and nutrition insecurity, environmental degradation, and loss of biodiversity. Furthermore, food production methods and diets that rely on imported fertilizers and food staples exacerbate these problems.

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