Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture
Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire

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.

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speakers

A host of top government officials and industry stakeholders spoke at the #AGRF2017 forum.

H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire
H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire
Hon. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire
Hon. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire
Hon Mamadou Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire
Hon Mamadou Coulibaly, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Côte d'Ivoire
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
Hon. Klassou Komi,
Prime Minister of Togo
Hon. Klassou Komi, Prime Minister of Togo
H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo Former President, Nigeria
H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo Former President, Nigeria
H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Former President, Tanzania
H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Former President, Tanzania
Strive Masiyiwa,
Chairman & Founder, Econet
Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman & Founder, Econet
Dr. Agnes Kalibata
President, AGRA
Dr. Agnes Kalibata President, AGRA
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina,
President, African Development Bank
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
Madam Josefa Sacko, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture
Madam Josefa Sacko, African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture

schedule

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATION

Here is what some of our stakeholders are saying. Follow and contribute to the conversation on #AGRF2017

Julian R-V Julian R-V @JulianCIAT RT @AGRAAlliance: Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/VGcXmkO82r #AGRF2017 2 hours ago
African News 24/7 African News 24/7 @_Africa24 RT @AGRAAlliance: Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/VGcXmkO82r #AGRF2017 3 hours ago
Amanda. Amanda. @That_A_Lady RT @unexpctedfarmer: "If I was to start again I would do farming"@StriveMasiyiwa #AGRF2017 I would like to meet you and talk matters youthi… 3 hours ago
John Macharia John Macharia @Machariajm RT @AGRAAlliance: Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/VGcXmkO82r #AGRF2017 3 hours ago
sweetpotatoknowledge sweetpotatoknowledge @oursweetpotato RT @AGRAAlliance: Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/VGcXmkO82r #AGRF2017 3 hours ago
Atanda Emmanuel T. Atanda Emmanuel T. @tobloc RT @AGRAAlliance: Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/VGcXmkO82r #AGRF2017 3 hours ago
BEAT AFRICA BEAT AFRICA @beat_africa RT @AGRAAlliance: Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/VGcXmkO82r #AGRF2017 3 hours ago
AGRF FORUM AGRF FORUM @TheAGRF Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/S9ST9YXTqD #AGRF2017 3 hours ago
AGRA AGRA @AGRAAlliance Agriculture sector financiers resolute on cushioning farmers against climate change -https://t.co/VGcXmkO82r #AGRF2017 3 hours ago
Mary Oh Mary Oh @theurlsaretaken RT @WorldBank: RT @gatesfoundation We believe that all lives have equal value. Transforming #agriculture will transform lives. #AGRF2017 ht… 6 hours ago
Caroline Millar Caroline Millar @CasMillar RT @Jonesthejourno: The Guardian published my letter! Spreading the word from #AGRF2017 @AGRAAlliance #Africa @guardian Letters https://… 8 hours ago
Sybil Ruscoe Sybil Ruscoe @SybilRuscoe RT @Jonesthejourno: The Guardian published my letter! Spreading the word from #AGRF2017 @AGRAAlliance #Africa @guardian Letters https://… 8 hours ago