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

SD Ag Labs SD Ag Labs @SD_Ag_Labs RT @IDRC_AFRIQUE: See you at our side event: Research to Support #Agriculture Transformation in Francophone Countries of West/Central Afric… 13 minutes ago
DRPECON DRPECON @DRPECON RT @IDRC_AFRIQUE: See you at our side event: Research to Support #Agriculture Transformation in Francophone Countries of West/Central Afric… 14 minutes ago
IDRC | CRDI IDRC | CRDI @IDRC_CRDI RT @IDRC_AFRIQUE: See you at our side event: Research to Support #Agriculture Transformation in Francophone Countries of West/Central Afric… 16 minutes ago
Federica Vaghetti Federica Vaghetti @vaghella RT @IFADnews: #AGRF2017 will intensify the spotlight on #Ag as the key driver of African economies which is essential for achieving the #SD 22 minutes ago
William Asiko William Asiko @WilliamAsiko RT @TheAGRF: “The challenge is not money but rather to find the projects that work & that have government support” @WilliamAsiko ED @GROWAf 29 minutes ago
Dieudonné Dieudonné @harahagazwe #Potato replacing tea and coffee in #African economies: An example of agricultural transformation.… https://t.co/80Z7Xov9xA 37 minutes ago
IDRC AFRIQUE IDRC AFRIQUE @IDRC_AFRIQUE RT @TheAGRF: Register to attend #AGRF2017 to connect with thought leaders driving the future of #ag transformation in Africa-https://t.co/v 44 minutes ago
Noemi Murphy Noemi Murphy @allerebe1989 RT @IFADnews: #AGRF2017 will intensify the spotlight on #Ag as the key driver of African economies which is essential for achieving the #SD 47 minutes ago
Mulinzi M Julien Mulinzi M Julien @JumumuPhoto RT @TheAGRF: Register to attend #AGRF2017 to connect with thought leaders driving the future of #ag transformation in Africa-https://t.co/v 48 minutes ago
Agnes Kalibata Agnes Kalibata @Agnes_Kalibata RT @TheAGRF: Register to attend #AGRF2017 to connect with thought leaders driving the future of #ag transformation in Africa-https://t.co/v 1 hour ago
 GACHERU MWAURA G GACHERU MWAURA G @gacherumwaura RT @AGRAAlliance: Register to attend #AGRF2017 to connect with thought leaders driving the future of #ag transformation in Africa-https://t… 2 hours ago
Beryl Agengo Beryl Agengo @nyarkadawa RT @TheAGRF: Register to attend #AGRF2017 to connect with thought leaders driving the future of #ag transformation in Africa-https://t.co/v 2 hours ago