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Building back better through nutrient-smart agriculture According to the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report, the world is still way off track for achieving the goal of ending hunger, food […]

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Africa’s nutrition needs can be met using local foods, but there must be data to guide uptake plans As Africa bids to meet its nutrition goals it is required of its leaders to focus on strategies that encourage […]

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Joined-up financing of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector: a whole value chain approach On day Three of the AGRF Summit, the Deal Room continued in its mission to help companies source finance, with its session: Innovative Financial Solutions for Africa’s Agribusiness Sector. In […]

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Food reform in the face of rapid social change “If I was a Minister of Agriculture, I’d sit in the Minister of Trade’s office and work together on developing a clear plan, commodity by commodity.” The words of […]

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Driving a data revolution in Africa They say if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Or, in the words of the late Kofi Annan, “if you can’t see it, you can’t solve it”. Speaking on the […]

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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 […]