Resilient Local Food Supply Chains Alliance (RLFSC Alliance)

Advocacy global/regional/national levels. Integrated approaches to build resilient local food supply chains. Knowledge exchange/facilitate peer-to-peer exchange of best practices/expertise/tools. Support territorial/national/regional food supply chains. Mobilise TA/funds to enhance domestic financing for country priorities/capacity building/coordination/reporting. Showcase innovation/provide studies/experts/research/technology/innovative financing/climate action. Inclusion of marginalised groups.
Thematic Areas: Resilient Local Food Supply Chains, Resilience to Stress and Vulnerabilities, Local Production for Local Consumption
Leading Entities:

African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), Club of Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), World Food Programme (WFP)


International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)

Member Countries

African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) mobilises and convenes all AU member states. Countries that are committed include - Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Italy, Mauritius, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Other Members

CDC Bank (Benin), World Farmers Market Coalition, Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), Club of Rome, Huertica Urbana (youth business) (Dominican Republic), Incubagraria - La Molina (UNALM), IntelliDigest, JR Farms, Mastercard Foundation (Canada), ReFood Network, Regeneration Mauritius, Regional Centre of Excellence against Hunger and Malnutrition (CERFAM)


SNV Netherlands Organisation, Development Action Organisation (Women) (Ghana)

Think Tanks/Research Centers

University of Sierra Leone (USL), Washington State University (WSU), University of Sant'Anna (Pisa - Italy), University of Edinburgh, La Molina Agrarian University (UNALM), International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Huazhong University (Wuhan), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), CGIAR/CIP - China Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CCCAP), CGIAR - (CIP - International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) - Africa Rice)