Transforming Africa’s urban food environments through strenghtening linkages between food system stakeholders in cities actoss Europe and the continent

2022 - 2026

Launched in December 2022, AfriFOODlinks is an EU funded project that aims to improve food and nutrition security, while delivering positive outcomes for climate and the environment, and building social and ecological resilience in 65+ Cities in Africa and Europe. Coordinated by ICLEI Africa, the project gathers 35 partners across the African and European continents.


The project aims to improve food security and urban sustainability in African cities by:

1) applying an urban food systems lens to promote shifts to healthy, sustainable diets;

2) transforming urban food environments through real-world socio-technical experiments;

3) promoting inclusive multi-actor governance to empower public officials, small businesses and communities with ownership and agency to shape their food systems;

4) accelerating innovative, women- and youth-led agri-food businesses to support local value addition and inclusive economic participation.


AfriFOODLinks will put a particular emphasis on five African "Hub Cities": Cape Town, Tunis, Kisumu, Mbale and Ouagadougou.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101084322