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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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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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‘Digital Quake’ will revolutionise African farming, say experts

Electronic learning and big data technologies are set to play a big role in the future of African farming, as experts develop new digital mechanisms to enhance food security and increase general agricultural production in the content. Addressing delegates during the closing ceremony of the seventh African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Dr….

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