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Unleashing the potential of agriculture markets and trade Authored by Jerome Barbaron, Head of Africa and Middle East, Syngenta Agriculture in Africa has the potential to not only feed the continent but to drive sustainable, resilient and inclusive growth. We […]

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Rwanda President Paul Kagame Invites Youth to Take Up Leadership Role in Agriculture’s Future Youth are best-placed to lead the agricultural revolution that will drive Africa to a season of food security and economic rejuvenation. During this year’s […]

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Harmonizing Market and Trade Policies and sourcing in Africa This session curated a macro perspective on African value chains and their integration into global markets. As well as highlighting the need to make the African Continental Free Trade […]

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Advancing agriculture trade through continental integration The global pandemic has challenged Africa to find a clear pathway for food security. If Africa is to succeed, the interplay between food, markets, trade and agriculture will be critical. This interplay […]

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“Africa is the last frontier where agricultural productivity can transform the lives of millions of people”, said Mr. Jai Shroff, CEO, UPL in contribution to the session on Sustainable Productivity for Resilience in African Food Systems. Indeed, for […]

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Expanding data access and digital take-up among Africa’s smallholder farmers Digital agricultural solutions represent a broad range of technologies and practices that can help reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture while boosting productivity and income. Deployment of innovations […]

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Experts explore ways for increasing investments in agribusiness Driven by urbanisation, population growth and increasing food demand worldwide, Africa’s Agribusiness sector has the potential to grow into a USD 1 trillion industry in the next 15 years, from […]

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Deal Room closes with optimism in the air It has been a busy week for The Deal Room, driving home the impact of agribusiness enterprises – often smallholder farmers and rural SMEs – that are the backbone of […]

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A systemic approach to Africa’s most important challenges Opening discussions around the future of Africa’s food systems, Lionel Zinzou – the former Prime Minister of Benin and Founder and Managing Partner of Southbridge – was in no doubt […]

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AGRF Presidential Summit: Time to Turn Africa’s Potential into Reality Ms Nozipho Tshabalal, MD, Akwanda Productions welcomed the audience to this high-level presidential discussion before handing over to H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Chair, […]