PAFO-COLEACP Innovation Series

PAFO and COLEACP have designed a new series of webinars to highlight the critical role the private sector plays in supporting sustainable and resilient food systems as well as in providing safe and healthy food to consumers. This series of sessions aims to increase awareness and use of existing innovations led by Farmers’ Organizations and SMEs across value chains; to highlight impending innovative technologies and practices with potential for FOs and SMEs and to exchange best practices and success stories between regions of the continent and with the EU.

Named the “Innovation Series”, its sessions share the best practices of African entrepreneurs, farmers and agri-entrepreneurs, with an emphasis on innovations in production, markets, digital solutions, technologies and use of natural resources. Perspectives on policy, research, finance and investment are also presented. 400 participants registered for the first online session held on November 19, 2020, which focused on “increasing market opportunities through value-added and branded products.”

You can find the video of the session 1 below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3borIdBdzVI

The second session of the Innovation Series was organized on January 21, 2021. It saw the registration of more than 1000 people and was an excellent opportunity for exchange and debate with experts from various backgrounds, around the theme ” Produce locally: Conquer markets with high added value”. The participants in this 2nd session were able to discover the successes of companies in different value chains on value-added agri-food products intended for local markets in Africa.

You can find the video of the session 2 below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6SOqqp22F4&t=742s

The The 3rd Innovation Session will be held on March 18, 2021 from 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT). It will focus ont “the African Continental Free Trade Zone (AfCFTA): opportunities for SMEs and companies in the agri-food sector”.

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