African Green Revolution Forum 2017 to highlight place of agriculture in diversification of African economies
The 2017 African Green Revolution Forum will be held from September 4-8 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and aims to stress the capacity of agriculture and agribusiness to drive inclusive and sustainable rural development in Africa.
The Forum will spotlight the important role agriculture and agribusiness play in current efforts to diversify African economies.
The 2017 African Green Revolution Forum, considered to be the most important meeting on African agriculture this year will be held under the patronage of Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara.
The theme of the event is: ‘Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture’.
The Forum is hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an African-led institution focused on putting farmers at the center of our continent’s growing economies, and is built on an alliance of partners that care about, commit to and invest in Africa’s agricultural transformation.
The partners include: African Union, African Development Bank, African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), AGRA, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), The MasterCard Foundation, NEPAD, OCP Africa Group, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), Syngenta, and YARA International.
The Forum will bring experts and other stakeholders together to guarantee that the importance of agriculture to African economies is not overlooked. Agriculture represents more than 70% of employment making it essential to delivering on economic development visions for the continent and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.