Brazil Africa Forum 2019: Food Security on focus

The problematic of hunger has become increasingly recurrent, in spite of having declined in the past few years, according to information from the United Nations. One of the targets of the UN is to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in an attempt to eliminate hunger in the world. It is necessary to establish dialogs and to partner to reconsider currently applied practices and define new strategies. The 2019 Brazil Africa Forum, regarding this agenda, has become an important hub for reuniting people and organizations who are interested in modifying that reality.

6th Brazil Africa Forum
6th Brazil Africa Forum at Salvador, November 2018

This is the seventh edition of the event – taking place in São Paulo from November 12th to the 13th. There will be around 300 representatives from governments, private sectors, academic environments, and potential investors. “Food Security” is the main theme: a path toward economic growth”. The event seeks to provide the possibility to share experiences and discussion on new opportunities and the global impact thematic, all of these are linked to combating hunger.

Some of the ideas and experiences being shared during the course of the 2019 Brazil-Africa Forum include different types of knowledge related to the fields of innovation and technology, funding, training, green revolution, agriculture 4.0, rural development, nutrition, as well as the creation of employment, training focused on youth empowerment, active citizenship, digital inclusion, and entrepreneurship.

These themes will be discussed during the main sessions and also through performing parallel events led by strategic partners, and that will make it possible to achieve greater contact with participants, expanding possibilities, and partnerships.

The 2018 Brazil Africa Forum united over 200 participants in Salvador, Bahia, on the theme “Empowering young people: transformations for achieving sustainable development”.

Benedict Oramah from the African Exportation and Importation Bank (Afreximbank), Daniel Balaban, the director of the Centre of Excellence Against Hunger from the World Food Programme; Frannie Léautier, the operations directress of the Trade and Development Bank (TDB), and Arancha González, the CEO of the International Trade Center are among the confirmed names who will be lecturers in this 2019 edition.

6th Brazil Africa Forum at Salvador, November 2018
6th Brazil Africa Forum at Salvador, November 2018

The Brazil Africa Forum is a platform conceived by the Brazil-Africa Institute for the purpose of fostering relations and dialog between Brazil and the African continent. The Brazil-Africa Institute is also responsible for publishing the ATLANTICO Online magazine.

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