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World Food Prize winner says he won’t rest until ‘Africa feeds itself’

Akinwumi Adesina, the 2017 World Food Prize winner, said Thursday “there will be no rest for me until Africa feeds itself.” Adesina, president of the African Development Bank Group, said he would use the $250,000 award that comes with the prestigious prize to provide fellowships and grants to young Africans, dedicated to making a living through agriculture. “We will…

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Building an Africa free from hunger and poverty

Op-ed by Kofi Annan first published on Al Jazeera Africa is witnessing a quiet revolution which holds out real hope of banishing poverty and hunger and driving economic growth. This transformation is not in sectors like oil and gas, minerals or tourism, which grab global headlines, but in agriculture, which remains the backbone of the continent’s…

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Africa’s farming revolution

Africa’s population is set to double by 2050 – and that growing market has many international farmers rubbing their hands in glee, as it holds huge potential for exporters of meat, dairy and processed foods. But in Africa, there is talk of revolution: a complete agricultural transformation, tapping into the production potential of 41 million smallholders,…

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Lancement d’un nouveau Partenariat pour une transformation agricole inclusive en Afrique d’une valeur de 280 millions $EU

Quatre éminentes organisations qui soutiennent l’agriculture en Afrique unissent leurs efforts en matière de partenariat stratégique innovant en vue d’accroitre les revenus et améliorer la sécurité alimentaire pour 30 millions de familles de petits exploitants agricoles dans au moins onze pays africains d’ici 2021.   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5 Septembre 2017 – Le Partenariat pour…

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Signature d’importants contrats à la principale rencontre mondiale des dirigeants africains du secteur agricole, visant à Accélérer la marche de l’Afrique vers la prospérité à travers l’agriculture

Des  engagements d’investissements à hauteur de près de 6,5 milliards $EU ont été pris en faveur de la culture de l’huile de palme, des légumineuses, de la pomme de terre et du riz pour les huit prochaines années. Le nouveau Partenariat pour une transformation agricole inclusive en Afrique (PIATA) d’une valeur de 280 millions $EU…

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Major Deals to Accelerate Africa’s Path to Prosperity through Agriculture Agreed at World’s Foremost Gathering of African Agriculture Leaders

Close to US$6.5 billion worth of investments in palm oil, pulses, potato and rice, mainly in West Africa, over the next eight years, were made and the new US$280 million Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA) launched Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Friday 8 September 2017 – Africa’s economic growth prospects received a major boost…

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AGRA signs six MoUs at the AGRF 2017 as partnerships surge forwards

The seventh African Green Revolution Forum, held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 4th to 8th September 2017, saw the signing of six MoUs as first steps in the formation of a new partnerships directed at accelerating African agricultural transformation. MoU with: The centro internacional de mejoramiento de maiz y trigo also known as the International…

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