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So far, it’s just a glimpse of success but it offers an inspiring new vision for Africa in which farming as a struggle to survive, gives way to farming as a business that thrives. This future can be our reality if all of us—farmers, businesses, governments, donors and civil society organizations—are willing to act now and seize the moment, because the time is ripe for African agriculture.

  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 11:00
    Pre-Events: Select all day and half day side events, either off-site and within the Sofitel (Hotel Ivoire) Hotel (Stakeholder Organized)
  • 17:00
    Pre-Events: Free Evening for Receptions and Dinners (Off site participant and stakeholder organized) – These are encouraged to foster maximum participant engagement and stakeholder networking.
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Launch of the 2017 Africa Agriculture Status Report: The Business of Smallholder Agriculture
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Select stakeholder organized side events
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: AGRF Thematic Working Group Meetings
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: Select stakeholder organized side events
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: AGRF Thematic Working Group Meetings
  • 17:00
    Pre-Events: Free Evening for Receptions and Dinners (Off site participant and stakeholder organized) – These are encouraged to foster maximum participant engagement and stakeholder networking
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: Africa Food Prize Award Ceremony and AGRF Gala Dinner
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Exhibition Opens (All Day)
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Policy Symposiums
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Ministerial Roundtable
  • 09:00
    Pre-Events: Networking Lunch
  • 12:00
    Pre-Events: Official Opening Ceremony
  • 12:00
    Free Evening for Receptions and Dinners (Off site participant and stakeholder organized) – These are encouraged to foster maximum participant engagement and stakeholder networking
  • 09:00
    B2B Breakfasts (Self-Organized)
  • 12:00
    The Great Debate: How to Move Toward Prosperity through Agriculture
  • 09:00
    Exhibition Open (All Day)
  • 09:00
    Plenary on African Agriculture Investment
  • 09:00
    Parallel sessions focused on enabling the business of agriculture
  • 09:00
    Networking Lunch
  • 12:00
    Parallel sessions focused on exploring recent and pending deals in priority value chains
  • 09:00
    4th Annual AGRF Private Sector Breakfast – Theme: Investing in Cote d’Ivoire and the ECOWAS region
  • 09:00
    AGRF Talks – Harnessing the Digital Revolution for Agricultural Transformation
  • 09:00
    The Closing Plenary Ceremony
  • 09:00
    Networking Lunch
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