African agriculture economies 'bright spot' in disappointing global economy
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.
Agriculture is Africa’s largest economic sector, representing 15% of the continent’s total GDP and accounting for more than 20% of its annual economic growth. This session will consider how to develop agribusiness activities, both downstream (processing) and upstream (input provision), and sustainably link smallholders and small enterprises to structured value chains.
The Pan African Farmers Organisation (PAFO), CTA and Agricord (International alliance of agri-agencies) have engaged in a joint project to improve the efficiency of farmer’s led enterprises and hence improve productivity, market access and livelihoods for smallholder farmers.