The 7th AgriFin Learning Event (ALE) held on 7th and 8th November, in Nairobi, Kenya was a great success and Sprout was honored to be a part of it.
This year's theme is "Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Food Systems: Enhancing Collaboration to Scale Digital Solutions," underscored the urgent need to fortify small-scale producers through digital innovations. The two-day event delivered on its promise of increased networking, collaboration, and an enriched learning experience.
Sprout Platform Leads, Elias Nure and Kristin Peterson took center stage in a high-caliber panel discussion entitled “Exploring innovative revenue models, leveraging partnerships to tailor affordable and inclusive services for smallholder farmers.” This session explored innovative revenue models, leveraging partnerships with private and public sectors, and tailoring services to meet farmers’ specific needs. The panel discussed and looked at ways to better collaborate among advisory services to avoid duplication, optimize resource allocation, and create synergies where complementary services enhance overall impact for small-scale farmers.
Sprout’s Nigeria Engagement Consultant, Dolapo Olusanmokun co-facilitated a session called "Growing Inclusive and Equitable Food Systems through Collective Action", that discussed the many opportunities for transformative change within food systems, through collaborative dialogue, seeking to recognize the untapped potential of women farmers and other marginalized groups in the agriculture sector, understanding that heir inclusion not only promotes equity but also brings innovative solutions and perspectives that can benefit businesses, increase productivity, and drive economic growth.
ALE provided a great opportunity to connect with our Ecosystem partners and to reach out to potential collaborators to support small-scale farmers.
For more information about the event and to be informed for next year, visit www.agrifinale.org/