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Agriculture as a pathway to prosperity in Africa - Straight Talk Africa

Agriculture is not just about producing food, the right policies and economic frameworks can create sustainable jobs

AGRA’s Nwafor on how stronger markets could shape agriculture in Africa

In this conversation, Dr. Apollos Nwafor, AGRA’s vice president for policy and state capability discusses

Yara’s Holsether on investing in Africa’s youth agropreneurs

Yara International has been investing in the African food space for decades; their focus now is on the getting

Virtual agriculture forum focuses on resilient food systems

More than 4,000 delegates from African governments, the private sector, civil society, the research community

Development Partners Explore Scaling Up Food Systems

The COVID-19 crisis is highlighting many fragilities in contemporary food systems. But the pandemic has also created

Unpacking the 2020 African Agriculture Status Report

The AGRF is a forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural

Rwanda Hosts AGRF 2020

Tuesday — Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente officiated the Opening Ceremony of the 10th Edition of Africa

Ugandan scientist among Africa Food Prize winners

How researching outer space can help to solve problems with farming on earth. We interview Dr. Catherine Nakalembe

President Kagame on how the youth can lead in elevating Africa’s delicate food systems

At the Youth Town Hall of the Africa Green Revolution Forum, Rwandan President Paul Kagame opened

Opinion: A Global African Agriculture Forum

Last week the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) turned global. Some 10,000 people from around the world

Transforming Africa’s Agriculture

Strengthening Africa’s agriculture systems will not only make the continent more self-reliant and resilient to future

GoGettaz and African Food Prize Award Ceremony

The last session of this year’s AGRF virtual summit was the announcement of two prestigious prizes:

Defining food systems for the Africa we want

The need to transform food systems in Africa to reduce poverty and improve food security and nutrition is more urgent

AGRF Presidential Summit: Time to Turn Africa’s Potential into Reality

Ms Nozipho Tshabalal, MD, Akwanda Productions welcomed the audience to

A systemic approach to Africa’s most important challenges

Opening discussions around the future of Africa’s food systems, Lionel Zinzou – the former Prime Minister of Benin

Deal Room closes with optimism in the air

It has been a busy week for The Deal Room, driving home the impact of agribusiness enterprises

Experts explore ways for increasing investments in agribusiness

Driven by urbanisation, population growth and increasing food demand worldwide, Africa’s Agribusiness sector

Expanding data access and digital take-up among Africa’s smallholder farmers

Digital agricultural solutions represent a broad range of technologies and practices that can help reduce

Sustainable Productivity for Resilience in African Food Systems

"Africa is the last frontier where agricultural productivity can transform the lives of millions of people", said Mr.

Advancing agriculture trade through continental integration

The global pandemic has challenged Africa to find a clear pathway for food security. If Africa is to succeed

Harmonizing Market and Trade Policies and sourcing in Africa

This session curated a macro perspective on African value chains and their integration into global markets.

Unleashing the potential of agriculture markets and trade

Agriculture in Africa has the potential to not only feed the continent but to drive sustainable, resilient and inclusive growth.

Driving a data revolution in Africa

They say if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Or, in the words of the late Kofi Annan,

Food reform in the face of rapid social change

If I was a Minister of Agriculture, I’d sit in the Minister of Trade’s office and work together on developing a clear plan

Joined-up financing of Africa’s Agribusiness Sector

On day Three of the AGRF Summit, the Deal Room continued in its mission to help companies source finance

Africa’s nutrition needs can be met using local foods

As Africa bids to meet its nutrition goals it is required of its leaders to focus on strategies that encourage the consumption of local food product

Building back better through nutrient-smart agriculture

According to the UN State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 (SOFI 2020) report, the world is still way off track for achieving

Expanding the reach and impact of Africa’s agro-dealers

Rural retail ago-dealers and their suppliers face many challenges when selling and distributing agricultural inputs to smallholder farmers.

Increasing financial access for women key to food security during and post COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic struck Africa and food challenges linked to broken supply chains

“Talk with farmers, not about farmers”

A passion for their calling and a determination for their opinions to be heard were the overriding sentiments demonstrated

GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize finalists make last pitches

Twelve young entrepreneurs made pitches for the $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur prize, a competition for innovative youth with business

Reaching Urban Food Consumers Through Resilient Supply Chains

The session on ‘Food Systems & Nutrition: Reaching Urban Food Consumers Through Resilient Supply

Calls for a Whole Government Approach to Feeding our Cities

This year’s AGRF theme is Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent, and the summit’s focus for its second day was nutrition and health.

Africa’s Cities Can Feed Themselves With Proper Planning, Leaders Say

The challenge of feeding Africa's cities can be overcome by a clever synergy between city planning and

Why cities cannot achieve resilient food systems without a thriving countryside

In Africa, and in other regions facing rapid urbanisation, feeding growing cities is becoming an increasing

Opening ceremony: An event delivered with grit and resilience

Not even the global COVID-19 pandemic could prevent the AGRF 2020 summit from going ahead, as the organizers showed

Finding the true meaning of resilience

How to build a resilient and sustainable future was the subject under discussion by a group of distinguished leaders,

Linking African farmers with growing urban food markets

Urban populations are growing faster in Africa than anywhere in the world. Feeding Africa’s cities, and providing access

Strong Data Strategies to Lead Africa’s Agricultural Revolution

As Africa strives to overcome the challenges of climate change, pest attacks and now COVID-19, there is a need for investment

AGRF Deal Room off to a great start

The official opening of this year’s AGRF Deal Room was on Day One of the AGRF 2020 Summit. Although virtual in 2020,

Women in Agriculture: Women-led Resilience Strategies

The ‘Women in Agriculture: Women-led Resilience Strategies’ session surveyed the many obstacles faced by women in agriculture

A window of opportunity to build back better?

It would be easy to look at the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic as the final straw that will bring about potential disaster for Africa.

Rwanda to host the first virtual AGRF summit 8-11 Sep 2020

Theme: Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent – Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa

Tackling COVID-19's effect on food supply chains in Africa

FAO and AGRA bring partners together to share knowledge in fight against the global pandemic 23 April 2020, Accra – With over 60 percent of the

Cooperation with China instrumental in Africa

KIGALI, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Cooperation with China has been “very instrumental” in agriculture development and transformation in Africa, former prime

Ex-Ethiopian PM on why Rwanda was named new home

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said that Rwanda was selected to host the headquarters of the African Green Revolution Forum

Act now to avert food shortage, experts challenge Africa

Without changing the approach towards the efforts to end hunger, Africa risks remaining as the only continent struggling with hunger in 2030. This is the


Agribusiness Deal Room at AGRF sees Presentation of Investment Opportunities Worth Over US$ 4.7 Billion

KIGALI, Rwanda: September 15, 2020: At the 2020 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Kigali, Rwanda, governments, business leaders, youth entrepreneurs, investors and partners gathered in the Agribusiness Deal Room 2020 to explore ways to strengthen food systems and secure Africa’s agricultural transformation.

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The AGRF Virtual Summit 2020

Media are invited to register for the 2020 AGRF Virtual Summit taking place from Tuesday, 8 September until Friday, 11 September.
Co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group, the theme of the Summit is “Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.”

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Joint action needed to cushion strained agri-food systems for post-COVID-19 resilience

It is no hyperbole to say that East Africa is the epicentre of several emergencies on the continent. The region remains mostly food insecure, with over 50 percent of the population moderately or acutely food insecure in 2019, according to the 2020 State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

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Innovative Models for Market Transformation

September 8, 2020

Smallholder agriculture markets are typically beset by a series of challenges, many of which are systemic by nature – a situation that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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