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. Olusegun Obasanjo
Former President, Nigeria
H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo Former President, Nigeria
Amadou Coulibaly, Minister of agriculture, Côte d'Ivoire
Amadou Coulibaly, Minister of agriculture, Côte d'Ivoire
Dr. Agnes Kalibata
President, AGRA
Dr. Agnes Kalibata President, AGRA
H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Former President, Tanzania
H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Former President, Tanzania
Mr. Svein Tore Holsether
President and CEO, YARA
Mr. Svein Tore Holsether President and CEO, YARA

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.

  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 11:00
    Pre-Events: Select all day and half day side events, either off-site and within the Sofitel (Hotel Ivoire) Hotel (Stakeholder Organized)
  • 17:00
    Pre-Events: Free Evening for Receptions and Dinners (Off site participant and stakeholder organized) – These are encouraged to foster maximum participant engagement and stakeholder networking.
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Launch of the 2017 Africa Agriculture Status Report: The Business of Smallholder Agriculture
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Select stakeholder organized side events
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: AGRF Thematic Working Group Meetings
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: Select stakeholder organized side events
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: AGRF Thematic Working Group Meetings
  • 17:00
    Pre-Events: Free Evening for Receptions and Dinners (Off site participant and stakeholder organized) – These are encouraged to foster maximum participant engagement and stakeholder networking
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: Africa Food Prize Award Ceremony and AGRF Gala Dinner
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Exhibition Opens (All Day)
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Policy Symposiums
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Ministerial Roundtable
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Networking Lunch
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: Official Opening Ceremony
  • 12:00
    Free Evening for Receptions and Dinners (Off site participant and stakeholder organized) – These are encouraged to foster maximum participant engagement and stakeholder networking
  • 09:00
    B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 12:00
    The Great Debate: How to Move Toward Prosperity through Agriculture
  • 09:00
    Exhibition Open (All Day)
  • 09:00
    Plenary on African Agriculture Investment
  • 09:00
    Parallel sessions focused on enabling the business of agriculture
  • 09:00
    Networking Lunch
  • 12:00
    Parallel sessions focused on exploring recent and pending deals in priority value chains
  • 09:00
    4th Annual AGRF Private Sector Breakfast – Theme: Investing in Cote d’Ivoire and the ECOWAS region
  • 09:00
    AGRF Talks – Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Agricultural Transformation
  • 09:00
    The Closing Plenary Ceremony
  • 09:00
    Networking Lunch

SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATION

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

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CIAT_Africa CIAT_Africa @CIAT_Africa RT @TheAGRF: Watch @AGRAAlliance's President, Dr. @Agnes_Kalibata talks about the upcoming AGRF to be held in Abidjan - https://t.co/MoCqYt 1 day ago
Solomon KalemaMusisi Solomon KalemaMusisi @solomonkalema1 RT @TheAGRF: Watch @AGRAAlliance's President, Dr. @Agnes_Kalibata talks about the upcoming AGRF to be held in Abidjan - https://t.co/MoCqYt 2 days ago
Beryl Agengo Beryl Agengo @nyarkadawa RT @TheAGRF: Watch @AGRAAlliance's President, Dr. @Agnes_Kalibata talks about the upcoming AGRF to be held in Abidjan - https://t.co/MoCqYt 2 days ago
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Agnes Kalibata Agnes Kalibata @Agnes_Kalibata RT @annymuthoni: @Agnes_Kalibata @AgrAlliance The Green light is on...all systems go for #AGRF2017 @TheAGRF 5 days ago
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