Initially established as an annual “African Green Revolution Conference” by Yara International ASA in Norway in 2006, fostering public-private partnerships and mobilizing investments into African agriculture, the conference moved to the African continent in 2010 with the championing of the late Kofi Annan to take an African identity as the African Green Revolution Forum and ensure leadership and broader engagement of African stakeholders in the continent’s agricultural transformation agenda. The Forum now consists of an annual event combined with thematic platforms and year round engagement to track progress over time.
Over the years, the AGRF has cultivated an unrivalled power to convene top leaders,thinkers and implementers in African agriculture across private, public, development and non-profit partners, and academic and research sectors.
AGRF seeks explicitly to draw these stakeholders around a common purpose – to unleash the full potential of Africa’s millions of smallholder farmers and their families who earn their livelihoods from small-scale farms and provide about 80% of the food and agricultural products consumed across the continent. The AGRF recognizes that Africa is rising, with signs of prosperity and progress in the lives of millions of individuals and entire economies. But for all of the signs of progress, Africa still needs to move from food shortage to surplus, drive beneficial continental trade, and create millions of jobs and opportunities, particularly for women and youth. Business and progress as usual is not enough for these aspirations, so the Forum looks at how stakeholders can do more and do it more successfully.
Strategic Vision & Objectives
Implementing organizations & Civil Society
Research & Academia