The 2018 AGRF will take stock, evaluate actions, and learn from compelling evidence across the continent, presented by many of the most inspiring leaders turning agriculture into thriving enterprises. These leadership will include farmers, public sector thought leaders, private sector champions and agripreneurs, and many others.
1. Follow up on the 2016 and 2017 commitments: Showcasing progress made on commitments of the last two years to advance political and economic contributions to African Agriculture while aligning what is needed to support the Malabo Declaration and the SDGs.
2. Political and Policy Leadership from African governments: Showcasing leadership of 3-5 African Heads of State and 15+ ministers, particularly the progress made and the lessons learned from their agricultural transformation efforts, so that they serve as champions for the rest of the continent.
3. Political and financial support from develop... Read more
The 2016 Agriculture Status Report has as its main objective to:
(i) highlight major trends in African agriculture, the drivers of those trends, and the emerging challenges that Africa’s food systems are facing in the 21st century;
(ii) identify policies and programs that can support the movement of Africa’s farming systems from subsistence-oriented towards more commercialized farming systems that can raise productivity, increase incomes, generate employment and contribute to economic growth;
(iii) identify areas that enable better targeting of investment resources to increase agriculture productivity;
(iv) identify the necessary conditions, appropriate technologies, and institutions that can propel and catalyze African agricultural transformation;
(v) examine the past and the present role of public and private sector investment in agriculture, and the success fact... Read more
Like many regions in East Africa, Northern Tanzania has the potential to become an agricultural powerhouse. A Public-Private Partnership of the FDOV meets the needs of maize producers around the city of Arusha. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has provided financial resources, shared technical knowledge and coordinated the contacts among the partners of this project.
Watch this film to see the results of this public-private partnership!
Partners in this PPP are: Quality Food Products in Arusha, East African Grain Council, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Dutch Embassy in Tanzania, New Bogaloo Ltd, National Microfinance Bank in Tanzania, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture.
The just concluded African Green Revolution forum organized by AGRA dubbed "Seize the moment: Securing Africa's rise through agricultural transformation" from 05TH -10TH September 2016, brought together more than 1000 delegates from across the world. The participation was drawn from Academia and research, Private sector, Governments and development organizations. AgriProFocus was glad to be represented by our own Managing director Mr Sander Mager, Kenya Country coordinator Ms. Maureen Munjua, the Youth in agribusiness thematic facilitator Mr. Alphaxrd Gitau and our very own young entrepreneur"Trendsetter Elizabeth Mbogo of Botanic Treasures.
Together with the African Agribusiness Incubation network, AgriProFocus was privileged to host a session on how to promote and enhance Incubation of small business dubbed "scale and Alignment- Agribusiness Incubation"
Below are the various interventions and contributions from the entire team.... Read more
The Alliance for Green Revolution and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock have met to discuss possibilities for collaboration. The aim of their collaboration is to discuss how to improve the livelihoods of farmers and agribusinesses; and support in the growth of the Agriculture Sector.
Additionally, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock are supporting the African Green Revolution Forum, which will be held in Lusaka this year, and has been scheduled for 29th September - 2nd October, 2015. During this Forum, concrete investment plans that will result in a positive transformation for Africa's agriculture sector.
Read more about AGRA and the Forum HERE.
The Youth in Agriculture Summit for Southern Africa is organized by CCARDESA, SADC and Agriculture Research Council (ARC-South Africa) and co-hosted by the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) in South Africa. Approximately 500-800 participants from organisations dealing with youth and development will attend.
The summit will take place over four days and will consist of key note addresses, plenary sessions, panel discussions, side events and group discussions.