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The Nairobi Communique

Decisions and Commitments from the 2016 AGRF 1. The Sixth African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5th to 9th September, 2016. It attracted more than 1500 delegates from 40 countries. The AGRF once again proved to be a multi-stakeholder forum bringing together a diverse range of influential change agents from…

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More than US $30 billion in commitment to African agriculture

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It was a blockbuster moment for African agriculture yesterday as African leaders, businesses, and major development partners pledged more than US $30 billion dollars in investments to increase production, income and employment for smallholder farmers and local African agriculture businesses over the next ten years.

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First Africa food prize awarded to courageous and visionary leader

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NAIROBI, KENYA (6 September 2016) – A decade of intense domestic attention to farmers and food production has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, with countries that made the biggest investments rewarded with sizeable jumps in both farm productivity and overall economic performance, according to a new report released today by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

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Sending the hoe to the museum: Innovative lease finance for African agriculture

Sending the hoe to the museum and promoting sustainable agricultural mechanization has been key to revolutionizing Africa’s agricultural sector. In a session moderated by Richard Jones, Chief of Party of the Scaling Seeds and Technologies Partnerships in Africa (SSTP), AGRA, we heard on Monday about the need for Africa to embrace mechanization as a key…

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