The theme for the seventh “2017” AGRF is “Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture”.
The 7th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from 4th to 8th September, 2017 as a premier platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans to move African agriculture forward. The forum was hosted by H.E. President Alassane Ouattara, a continental champion of inclusive agricultural transformation, and his team of senior government officials, including Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan, Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly, and several other key cabinet members. The other co-hosts were the African Development Bank, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and the 15 members of the AGRF Partners Group. Additional resource and technical partnership was provided to the forum by another 10 partners who supported the cost of the forum and its sessions and content.
The Forum took from Monday, September 4th through Friday, September 8th, 2017. Activities were divided into a series of sessions and events, some of which took place before the traditional formal Opening Ceremony after lunch on Wednesday, September 6th (known as “Pre-Events”) and the balance of which began on the afternoon of the 6th and constituted the formal AGRF conference events.