Who we are

The African Food Fellowship is a practical, collaborative and visionary leadership initiative for inclusive and regenerative food futures on the continent. It targets emerging leaders from the civic, public and private circles to jointly transform Africa's food systems and ensure equitable availability and access to healthy and sustainable food for all. Wageningen University & Research and Wasafiri Consulting initiated this fellowship to help deliver progress promised in the 2014 Malabo Declaration, which aims to end hunger on the continent by 2025, and to promote intra-Africa food exchange through the continental free trade area. The initiative enjoys support from the IKEA Foundation.

Our Aim

Strengthen and support an emerging and large cadre
of systems leaders to transform the food systems in Africa

01our vision

A continent-wide Fellowship of African leaders actively contributing to food systems transformation agendas up to and beyond the SDGs.

Winnie Yegon, Horticulture Fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Food Systems Leadership Programme in Kenya

02Four pillars to achieve our Aim

Leadership development: Deliver a world-class leadership programme for food systems leaders.

Network: Create a continent-wide movement of leaders to change food systems in Africa for sustainable agriculture.

System Action Services: Support action by Fellows that brings about systems change in food systems from local to continental levels.

Collaboration: We work with other institutions to transform food systems to secure Africa’s future and for the planet.

African Food Fellowship

We're building a movement, says Fellowship Dean