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

The theme for the seventh “2017” AGRF is “Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture”.

After Seizing the Moment at AGRF 2016 and securing political, policy, and financial commitments of more than US $30 billion, African leaders must move decisively to harness this surge of support for agriculture and ensure it creates jobs and drives economic growth across the continent—particularly for 300 million young Africans coming into the job market over the next 15 years.

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speakers

A host of top government officials and industry stakeholders will speak at the AGRF2017 conference.

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. 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
Dr. Agnes Kalibata
President, AGRA
Dr. Agnes Kalibata President, AGRA
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina,
President, African Development Bank
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
Gilbert Houngbo, President, IFAD
Gilbert Houngbo, President, IFAD
David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme
David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO
José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO

schedule

The Forum takes place from Monday, September 4th through Friday, September 8th, 2017. Activities are divided into a series of sessions and events, some of which take place before the traditional formal Opening Ceremony after lunch on Wednesday, September 6th (known as “Pre-Events”) and the balance of which begin on the afternoon of the 6th and constitute 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

🎶📻Finny Laurah📻🎶 🎶📻Finny Laurah📻🎶 @finnyLaura RT @rodgers_kirwa: We should mechanise Farming and Agriculture, this way we are indirectly making it attractive to the youths. #Agribusines 9 minutes ago
Calebsortum Calebsortum @Calebsortum RT @rodgers_kirwa: We should mechanise Farming and Agriculture, this way we are indirectly making it attractive to the youths. #Agribusines 11 minutes ago
viola dee viola dee @Violadee1 RT @rodgers_kirwa: We should mechanise Farming and Agriculture, this way we are indirectly making it attractive to the youths. #Agribusines 12 minutes ago
Obed Terer Obed Terer @terbed RT @AGRAAlliance: “The next five years will be a critical period for development of agriculture in Africa” Tarik Choho, CEO @OCPAFRICA #AGR 14 minutes ago
DODgroceries. DODgroceries. @DODgroceries RT @AGRAAlliance: “#Ag is seen as a ‘backward’ job for most youth while in actuality it’s the future of Africa” Strive Masiyiwa Founder Eco… 27 minutes ago
John Macharia John Macharia @Machariajm RT @AGRAAlliance: “The challenge is not money but rather to find the projects that work & that have government support” @WilliamAsiko ED @G 28 minutes ago
Beverly Olenkere Beverly Olenkere @olenkere RT @rodgers_kirwa: We should mechanise Farming and Agriculture, this way we are indirectly making it attractive to the youths. #Agribusines 30 minutes ago
Mr. Agriculture 🇰🇪 Mr. Agriculture 🇰🇪 @rodgers_kirwa We should mechanise Farming and Agriculture, this way we are indirectly making it attractive to the youths.… https://t.co/2SrQ60A1Hi 31 minutes ago
John Macharia John Macharia @Machariajm RT @TheAGRF: “The next five years will be a critical period for development of agriculture in Africa” Tarik Choho, CEO @OCPAFRICA #AGRF2017 44 minutes ago
Farmconsult Int. Ltd Farmconsult Int. Ltd @Organicfood8 RT @AGRAAlliance: “The next five years will be a critical period for development of agriculture in Africa” Tarik Choho, CEO @OCPAFRICA #AGR 50 minutes ago
Uzayisenga Hélène Uzayisenga Hélène @UzayisengaHlne RT @isolinaboto: @CTAflash at #AGRF2017 supporting farmers and agribusiness, ICTs and entrepreneurs. @PressACP @europeaid @NEPAD_Agency @iA 53 minutes ago
SD Ag Labs SD Ag Labs @SD_Ag_Labs RT @TheAGRF: “The next five years will be a critical period for development of agriculture in Africa” Tarik Choho, CEO @OCPAFRICA #AGRF2017 58 minutes ago