Commitment to Action

Food University: Growing Africa's Field-to-Fork Value Chain

Commitment by

Imaginenations Group

In 2013, the ImagineAfrica Alliance committed to establishing Food University. This is an entrepreneurial, demand-driven private and sustainable network of affiliated campuses across Africa (e.g. farms, factories, universities, secondary and vocational schools, and youth organizations). All these campuses focus on improving food security through delivering skills and applied learning to over one million young people on every aspect of the food value-chain in over twenty countries. Within a decade, Food University seeks to graduate 100,000 students per year, facilitate the creation of 100,000 sustainable jobs, improve prospects for five million young people for successful futures in the food value chain, and contribute to building 20 profitable, catalytic agribusiness hubs, and leveraging $400 million in investment and development funds.

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Commitment

Food University: Growing Africa's Field-to-Fork Value Chain

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$16,700,000

Region

Africa

Countries

MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE, SOUTH AFRICA, Tanzania

Commitment by

Imaginenations Group

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United States Agency for International Development, National 4-H Council, Laureate International Universities, Inter-American Development Bank, The Mastercard Foundation, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation, Nando's Peri Peri, BXR Group, Agriterra Ltd., DuPont Company, Aslan Group Africa, Malawi Mangoes, Ltd.