Our food, its origins, and the stories it tells are an integral part of our cultural heritage. Today, however, the food we consume, the understanding of its origin, its means of production, and its significance to our health and the environment are rapidly becoming detached. This detachment is also visible in Africa, where a growing number of citizens, particularly in urban areas, are disconnected from their food sources. This trend has resulted in a mounting crisis that needs to be addressed urgently.
Recognizing the challenges, AFSA has launched a Pan-African campaign titled “My Food is African.” This initiative seeks to inspire Africans to reconnect with and embrace their traditional foods, dishes, and cuisines. It aims to promote the consumption of healthy, culturally appropriate food, strengthened by favorable food policies.
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