The African Food Fellowship adds value to the myriad investments in our food systems by creating new collaborations and accelerating their results in priority impact areas. Impact areas are subsystems or leverage points where the application of effort produces relatively strong forces for change.
They offer the potential to reconfigure our food systems and leverage more desirable outcomes. We select our impact areas because they offer this hope, and will connect diverse networks in building a movement for change.
Access to finance is widely accepted as a restraint on Kenya’s food economy. Going digital was a quantum leap in the provision of financial services in the country, but can the same be true for customising financial products for farmers and agribusiness?
By investigating new products and the role of digital in shifting the balance from risk to reward in agri-finance, you may emerge as one of the architects of Kenya’s food future.
This is a call to action for systems leaders in Kenya to come together and address governance and structural weaknesses in the horticulture sector and raise its performance. Are you capable of identifying leverage points to transform informal markets and micro and small enterprise in horticulture? The African Food Fellowship needs you to mobilise networks to support MSEs to feed a healthier Kenya.
Fish make up an important part of the diet for many, yet only account for 1% of protein consumed by the Kenyan population. Reserves are dwindling, which puts pressure on catch fisheries.
Aquaculture can mitigate the damage that fish scarcity causes to the environment and society, but is yet to be embraced by fishing communities that see it as a threat.