African Economic Conference opens in Abuja: Agricultural transformation on the agenda

The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) kicked off in Abuja, Nigeria, on Monday with a consensus on the need to scale up the continent’s agricultural transformation to spur industrialization and inclusive growth. In his opening speech, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina noted that agriculture, which contributes over 28% of the GDP of Africa, holds the key for the accelerated growth and diversification and job creation for African economies. “The future of Africa depends on agriculture,” he said.

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