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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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Africa needs its agricultural productivity boosted in all ways to end food imports

The AGRF 2017 workshop on import substitution represented the essence of the seventh forum in bringing together government, NGO and private sector leaders and actors to combine perspectives and fuel new solutions. “Government and the private sector need to share the vision and commit together with clear commitments to roles and responsibilities that they will…

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Partners call for audits and reforms to shape regulation for improved agricultural productivity

Africa’s food supplies, nutrition, wealth and wellbeing rest on stimulating agricultural production, and yet the continent remains hidebound, still, by regulatory processes or gaps that are slashing productivity along every step of the value chain, according to speakers at an AGRF 2017 discussion on enabling the business of agriculture. The session, held by the World…

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AGRA President calls on governments to work harder at improving ease of doing business

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has called on African country leaders to work harder and faster to improve the ease of doing business in their countries to encourage private investment in agriculture and other sectors. Speaking during a session titled “Closing The Deal – Investing…

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