The African Food Fellowship

The African Food Fellowship

Starting in Kenya and Rwanda, the African Food Fellowship brings aspiring leaders from different backgrounds together.

It will provide leadership development, incubation of initiatives and network opportunities and establish a critical mass of fellows who understand and are committed to the practice of cross-sector collaboration and -innovation in food systems.

The Leadership Programme

The African Food Systems Leadership programme was launched in Kenya in May 2021. The inaugural cohort comprises 30 talented young Kenyans, ten each for the three impact areas of  aquaculture, horticulture and agri-finance.  Read more 

Incubation Services

Great ideas need help to grow into breakthrough initiatives. We will provide tailored, targeted support to systems-change entrepreneurs along their journey from innovation to incubation to transformational initiatives. We can act as trusted adviser, guide and collaborator, helping to design, incubate and scale great ideas.

Fellowship Network

A continental network of national chapters working to common principles will serve Fellows through a ‘one-stop shop’ for food system knowledge and action support. It will ensure inspiring, informed and influential peer connectivity, spur actionable ideas, and offer a forum for solutions.

“We believe the systems’ leadership skills and experiences provided through the African Food Fellowship are important to help transform food systems throughout Africa. Our efforts will accentuate the positive impact sought through investments made by governments, businesses and development assistance. Open-hearted collaboration and partnership is essential,”

Alex Rees, Wasafiri Consulting