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 place 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

Spore Magazine Spore Magazine @Spore_mag RT @UjuziKilimo: African women and youth are at the center of agriculture revolution in Africa. Technology will be a key enabler! #AGRF2017 12 hours ago
Charles Haba Charles Haba @CharlesHaba RT @GrowAfricaForum: Deals Announcement session @ #AGRF2017 @GrowAfricaForum announces US $120 million potato deal from BlackPace https://t… 15 hours ago
Agriculture Updates Agriculture Updates @Agri_Updates RT @UjuziKilimo: African women and youth are at the center of agriculture revolution in Africa. Technology will be a key enabler! #AGRF2017 20 hours ago
ThinkGreen.ActGreen. ThinkGreen.ActGreen. @GIFTSONLEWIS RT @UjuziKilimo: African women and youth are at the center of agriculture revolution in Africa. Technology will be a key enabler! #AGRF2017 20 hours ago
Gates Visitor Center Gates Visitor Center @GatesVC RT @rodger_voorhies: In the next 5 years, the @gatesfoundation will dedicate $1 billion to accelerating Africa’s agriculture #AGRF2017 1 day ago
Anna Jones Anna Jones @Jonesthejourno Is Africa on the verge of a green revolution? Listen @BBCFarmingToday @awinpeter @knwanze @Agnes_Kalibatahttps://t.co/bGyhwencxJ 3 days ago
Stéphane Pesic Stéphane Pesic @StphanePesic RT @AfDB_Group: C’est aujourd’hui que s’ouvre le forum #AGRF2017 ! L’occasion de souligner l’importance de l’#agriculture pour l'Afrique #T 3 days ago
Catch!z!™ Catch!z!™ @Hokatch RT @GraylingME: @GraylingKE team at the #AGRF2017 conference (Africa Green Revolution Forum) with our client @AGRAAlliance https://t.co/O2F 3 days ago
NeemazawadiHenjewele NeemazawadiHenjewele @NeemaHenjewele1 RT @jmkikwete: Arrived in Abidjan for the #AGRF2017 I look forward to deliver a keynote address on Improving Nutrition for Africa's Growth… 5 days ago
David Ward David Ward @Farmer_Dave999 RT @AGRAAlliance: 'The money we spend to import food should be invested in smallholder farmers. Things need to change.' - @knwanze #AASR201 6 days ago
Eliguard Dawson Eliguard Dawson @EliguardD RT @Jonesthejourno: @Agnes_Kalibata : "What can we give our youth so they don't throw themselves in the seas, but work to grow our continen… 6 days ago
Patricia Neenan Patricia Neenan @PatriciaNeenan RT @CABI_News: You have to tackle the #FallArmyworm when it's young. That’s why monitoring is so important – Dr Day, CABI, #AGRF2017 #Invas 1 week ago