Ensuring a healthier Africa now and into the future demands a smart, sustainable food system to deliver diets rich in nutritious, plant-based foods such as African traditional vegetables. These crops were in the spotlight during Power on Your Plate: All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition, and Wealth, 25-28 January 2021 in Arusha, Tanzania and online. The summit sought to advance knowledge and ideas to expand the production and consumption of the crops poised to become Africa’s superfoods.
THE POWER TO CHANGE
To realize the potential of traditional vegetables in Africa, there is a need to work simultaneously on the “Three Ps”: pulling demand, pushing supply, and providing enabling policy and governance.