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 aim 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).
They specifically aim to:
– Increase awareness and use of existing innovations, under the leadership of farmers’ organizations and SMEs in all series innovation value chains
– Highlight upcoming innovative technologies and practices that have the potential for farmers’ organizations and SMEs
– Exchange best practices and success stories between regions of the continent and with the EU
– Provide appropriate support services (training, technical assistance, extension services, access to finance, and documented case studies).