Initiated in 2010, the African Green Revolution Forum brings together African Heads of State, Ministers, farmers, private agribusiness firms, donors, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society, scientists, and other stakeholders to discuss and develop concrete investment plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa.
Since its inception, the AGRF has become a platform that has grown in scope and focus to become the event of choice for thought leaders to influence, invest and drive a green revolution in Africa. It is an action-oriented, thematically-organised, participatory community of practice where concrete plans are developed and implementation on progress is monitored and evaluated toward scaling up investments and innovation for sustainable agricultural growth and food security in Africa. The Forum adds value for smallholder farming by promoting investments and policy support for driving agricultural productivity and income growth for African farmers in an environmentally sustainable way.
At the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), participants came together to advance the policies and secure the investments needed to 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 is 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. Through collective efforts across the agriculture sector there are innovations, institutions, programs, and policies that work. AGRF 2016 was 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.
This year the organisers invite participants to come ready to build on this progress – quickly, efficiently, and at the speed and scale required to secure Africa’s rise through an agricultural transformation.
- For business engagements meet with African and international CEOs and investors
- Engage Africa’s policy makers
- Showcase your projects
- Meet experts and influencers face to face
Source and more details: AGRF 2017