Summary of Day 1
Mr. Chiji OJUKWU, Director of Agriculture, AfDB

Hard Talk Discussion Panel
Moderated Event

Ministerial Dialogue on Marketing and Agribusiness

Facilitator: Akinwumi A. ADESINA, President, African Development Bank Group

Parallel Work stream sessions # 5 – 8

Coffee break
Press Conference with Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors on “Financing Agriculture”

Side-Meeting: President Akinwumi A. ADESINA, President of the African Development Bank and Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Director Generals and Participants

Work stream sessions Continue #9 12


Ministerial Dialogue on Youth in Agribusiness
Facilitator: Cecilia AKINTOMIDE, Vice-President Secretary General African Development Bank Group

Parallel Work stream sessions # 14 – 17

Coffee break

Work stream sessions Continue #18 21

Private Sector Cocktail (By invitation only)

Did you know

Africa produces 73% of world cocoa, with over 70% of that coming from Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. 

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“Africa has 65% of all the arable land left in the world to meet the food needs of 9 billion people on the planet by 2050.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

Contact: Ken Johm

Conference venue

Abdou Diouf International Conference Center - Dakar, Senegal

Participants whose expenses are not covered by the African Development Bank may send an email to for assistance with ticket reservations and accommodation in Dakar.