At the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), we came together to advance the policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families—and realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In a region challenged by climate change, rapidly growing urban populations, and an urgent need for jobs, agriculture offers solutions, providing a clear path to food security and employment opportunities for all Africans. We have seen through our collective efforts across the agriculture sector that there are innovations, institutions, programs, and policies that work.
This gathering represented a collective opportunity to highlight the best elements of Africa’s agriculture, the changes that are allowing farming families to lift themselves out of poverty by embracing farming as a business.
Around 30 high level participants, including the former presidents of Nigeria H.E. Olesegun Obasanjo and Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union, H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime and representatives from the Ministries of Health and Agriculture in Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana and Senegal, were welcomed to the event by AGRA President and Global Panel Member, Dr. Agnes Kalibata.