African Green Revolution Forum 2019Enabling new pathways to turn smallholders into sustainable agribusinesses
|Date||Sep 3 - Sep 6, 2019 - 17:00 •|
|Organizer||African Green Revolution ForumPublic Sector Initiative|
|Location||Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana|
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
AGRF has emerged as “the world’s premier platform for African agriculture” bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.
The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was established in 2010, following a three-year series of African Green Revolution Conferences (AGRC) held in Oslo, Norway from 2006–2008 by Yara International ASA. The AGRF has been designed to showcase examples of agricultural transformation in action and to promote efforts to drive and achieve scale and to foster accelerated impact.
“AGRF provides an opportunity to mobilise continental leadership including the private sector, to invest in the continent’s robust agriculture and food sector.”
– Strive Masiyiwa, Executive Chairman & Founder, Econet Group & Chair AGRF Partners’ Group.
Africa is on the move, with signs of progress and growing prosperity for millions of its people.
The continent has witnessed sustained economic growth and modernization of its economy for more than two decades powered by an inclusive agricultural transformation and by rapid growth in digital innovations. Its economy grew by 35% between 2000 and 2014 and poverty rates are falling, with the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day declining from 54% in 1990 to 41% in 2013. This is, indeed, Africa’s century!
The sustained agricultural transformation will remain at the centre of driving Africa’s progress and development; no matter how far we look into the future and how much the world continues to innovate. Evidence from elsewhere in the world backs this up. Nearly every country in the world has gone through an agricultural revolution on the path to its wider economic transformation, including in Europe during the 18th century, the US in the 19th century, and much of Asia and Latin America from as recent as the 1950s. Africa will be no exception. African countries must complete the same journey, but they should not take the same path. Africa can do it faster, more effectively, and in a sustainable manner by building on local realities, lessons from the past and elsewhere, and through innovations of today and tomorrow.
The Africa Green Revolution Forum, the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape. Thie year’s forum is all about the theme:
GROW DIGITAL – Leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa