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Grant Opportunities: Open Call for Young African Agrifood Changemakers

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Deadline: 31-Jul-22

Are you a young farmer or agripreneur in Africa who is introducing new technologies or approaches to tackle climate change, food loss and waste, or malnutrition? Are you a community organizer or a policy advocate who is creating inclusive space for people to access sufficient, healthy food? Are you a changemaker working towards fairer and more sustainable agrifood systems?

The World Food Forum (WFF) Africa team is calling for the nomination of young African changemakers who are striving to make the agrifood systems fairer and more sustainable and who can share their strong visions, recount their actions and inspire others to follow.

WFF is an independent, youth led global network of partners facilitated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the aim to spark a global movement that empowers young people everywhere to actively transform agrifood systems to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and a better food future for all.

The selected change makers will be featured in a story series on the regional page of  the WFF website and are invited to take active part of the WFF community and movement to transform their agrifood systems in their own unique ways.

The WFF flagship event will take place from 3-5 October 2022.

Nomination and Selection Criteria
  • Is younger than 35 years old
  • Is African or a person who work to change Africa’s agrifood systems
  • Has her/his own vision on how to change Africa’s agrifood systems
  • Has been taking concrete actions in accordance with her/his vision
  • Supports WFF’s vision and aims.
  • Is eager to inspire with each other by sharing visions and experiences.
Nomination and Selection Process
  • One can nominate 1) her/himself or 2) others she/he knows well.
  • WFF Africa team will reach out to the selected candidate on first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit http://www.world-food-forum.org/highlights/detail/en/c/1155670/

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