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

SD Ag Labs SD Ag Labs @SD_Ag_Labs RT @gatespoverty: In 2017, @gatesfoundation is committing $250 million to African #agriculture #AGRF2017 @rodger_voorhies https://t.co/uqo4 5 hours ago
Food in Canada Food in Canada @FoodinCanada RT @gatespoverty: In 2017, @gatesfoundation is committing $250 million to African #agriculture #AGRF2017 @rodger_voorhies https://t.co/uqo4 5 hours ago
Farm Radio Intl Farm Radio Intl @farmradio RT @gatespoverty: In 2017, @gatesfoundation is committing $250 million to African #agriculture #AGRF2017 @rodger_voorhies https://t.co/uqo4 5 hours ago
Liliane Kambirigi Liliane Kambirigi @KambirigiLilian RT @FANRPAN: FANRPAN congratulates Ms Maimouna Sidibe Coulibaly & @RuthKOniango for winning 2017 #AfricaFoodPrize #AGRF2017 @WorldFoodPrize 5 hours ago
FreshPlaza ES FreshPlaza ES @FreshPlaza_es Programas #AGRF2017 holandeses en todo el mundo https://t.co/mXQV1HbiwH https://t.co/k4fcP9rl36 8 hours ago
Dev. Finance Africa Dev. Finance Africa @F4DAfrica RT @AfDB_Group: #AfricaFoodPrize winner @RuthKOniango calls for early-warning systems against #malnutrition in #Africa at #AGRF2017 https:/… 11 hours ago
Mwize Rusiba Mwize Rusiba @Engmwize RT @AGRAAlliance: 'The money we spend to import food should be invested in smallholder farmers. Things need to change.' - @knwanze #AASR201 17 hours ago
WasteSmart.org WasteSmart.org @WasteSmart RT @AfDB_Group: Post-harvest losses in #Africa can account for up to 30% of production! Solutions were explored at the #AGRF2017 https://t.… 1 day ago
IFDC Training IFDC Training @IFDCTraining RT @farmingfirst: Don't underestimate the potential of African #agriculture. Explore our whole infographic: https://t.co/XpBcjhgZMZ #AGRF20 1 day ago
Chairman Farms Chairman Farms @ChairmanFarms Post-harvest losses in #Africa can account for up to 30% of production! Solutions made at #AGRF2017. via… https://t.co/pqg76uBPZR 1 day ago
Frankie#GRACIASFCH! Frankie#GRACIASFCH! @frankietheone1 RT @AGRAAlliance: 'We would not have done #AGRF2017 without our partners. I thank them for their support.' - Dr. @Agnes_Kalibata @AGRAAllia 1 day ago