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Sep 2

African Green Revolution Forum 2019

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African Green Revolution Forum 2019

Event Overview

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 a modernisation of its economy for more than two decades powered by an increasingly inclusive agricultural transformation and by rapid growth in digital innovations. 

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. 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 United States 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.

Speakers

Speakers

Michael Hailu

Michael Hailu

Director of CTA

Benjamin Addom

Benjamin Addom

Team Leader, ICT for Agriculture, CTA

Ken Lohento

Ken Lohento

Sr Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag, CTA

Giacomo Rambaldi

Giacomo Rambaldi

Sr Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag, CTA

Organisers

  • AGRA

    The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), based in Nairobi Kenya, is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets. AGRA’s mission is to trigger a uniquely African Green Revolution, transforming African agriculture to a sustainable system that lifts millions out of poverty.