Sponsorship AGRF 2017, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 4th-8th September 2017


Sponsors & Partners

Across Africa, millions of ordinary farming families are seizing the moment to transform their incomes and livelihoods as they master the options available to them to make agriculture both profitable and sustainable. By planting better seeds, investing in fertilizers and having a say in the markets that purchase their food, things can only get better.

But they also require your support.

The AGRF is a mirror of Africa’s Agricultural renaissance. A highly visible platform and a place of convergence for African Heads of State, agriculture ministers, farmers, private agribusinesses, financial institutions, civil society, scientists, international development and technical partners; here is your opportunity to create a better understanding of what a uniquely African Green Revolution looks like.

Thank you for partnering with us to deliver a world class Forum that offers each one an opportunity to transform the African agricultural landscape.



Our Strategic Partners


African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership

Established in 2013, initially as a special initiative of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in South Africa. AFAP works with private businesses to establish more competitive and sustainable fertilizer markets in Africa and to contribute to an African Green Revolution. Using an innovative partnership contract, AFAP joins industry and development interests to inspire productivity, food security and prosperity in Africa.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), AFAP Co-Chairs the Inputs Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to the development of the inputs value chain(s) in Africa.

African Development Bank

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. The AfDB’s mission is to fight poverty and improve living conditions on the continent through promoting the investment of public and private capital in projects and programs that are likely to contribute to the economic and social development of the region. The AfDB is a financial provider to African governments and private companies investing in its regional member countries.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the AfDB Co-Chairs the Agricultural Infrastructure, Technology and Mechanization Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of agriculture infrastructure in Africa, and the acceleration of technology use and mechanization on the continent.

AGCO Corporation

Founded in 1990, AGCO Corporation is an American agricultural equipment manufacturer based in Duluth, Georgia, United States. AGCO offers a line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage and tillage equipment, which are distributed through more than 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. AGCO is a global leader in the design manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. Through well-known brands including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra, AGCO Corporation delivers agricultural solutions to farmers worldwide through a full line of tractors, combine harvesters, hay and forage equipment, seeding and tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as replacement parts.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the AGCO Corporation Co-Chairs the Agricultural Infrastructure, Technology and Mechanization Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of agriculture infrastructure in Africa, and the acceleration of technology use and mechanization on the continent.

Through well-known brands including Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, AGCO Corporation delivers agricultural solutions to farmers worldwide through a full line of tractors, combine harvesters, hay and forage equipment, seeding and tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as replacement parts. Through well-known brands including Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, AGCO Corporation delivers agricultural solutions to farmers worldwide through a full line of tractors, combine harvesters, hay and forage equipment, seeding and tillage implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as replacement parts. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. AGCO is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Established in 2006 and headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was founded through a partnership between the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Today however, AGRA’s donor base has since expanded to include governments as well as other international organizations. AGRA works across the continent to help millions of smallholder farmers to boost their farm productivity and incomes. To date, AGRA has supported hundreds of projects, including efforts to develop and deliver better seeds, increase farm yields, improve soil fertility, upgrade storage facilities, improve market information systems, strengthen farmers’ associations, expand access to credit for farmers and small suppliers, and advocate for national policies that benefit smallholder farmers. AGRA aims to play a central role in transforming the agricultural sector in Africa and its food system.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), AGRA hosts the Secretariat and takes a lead role in facilitating the development of the annual theme of the conference and coordinating the work of the Thematic Working Groups.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Founded in 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is an intergovernmental organization comprised of 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries. FAO’s three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the FAO participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to value chain development.

GROW AFRICA

The Grow Africa Partnership was founded jointly by the African Union (AU), The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the World Economic Forum in 2011. Grow Africa works to increase private sector investment in agriculture, and accelerate the execution and impact of investment commitments. The aim is to enable countries to realize the potential of the agriculture sector for economic growth and job creation, particularly among farmers, women and youth. Grow Africa brokers collaboration between governments, international and domestic agriculture companies, and smallholder farmers in order to lower the risk and cost of investing in agriculture, and improve the speed of return to all stakeholders.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), GROW Africa Co-Chairs the Finance Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of access to finance and investment capital in Africa by small holder farmers and African agribusiness actors.

International Development Research Centre of Canada

Established by an act of Canada’s parliament in 1970 with a mandate “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions”, the International Development Research Center (IDRC) is a “Crown” corporation that supports leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. IDRC provides the resources, advice, and training needed to implement and share their solutions with those who need them most. In short, IDRC increases opportunities — and makes a real difference in people’s lives.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the IDRC Co-Chairs the Capacity Development, Women and Youth in Agriculture Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to improving the capacity of farmer’s organizations, and women and youth owned agricultural enterprises.

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Headquartered in Rome, Italy, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is a specialized agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. It was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), through its nominee AFRACA – The African Rural and Agriculture Credit Association, IFAD Co-Chairs the Finance Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the improvement of access to finance in Africa by small holder farmers.

The MasterCard Foundation

The MasterCard Foundation is an independent global foundation that works to “advance youth learning and promote financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries. Since its inception in 2006, it has collaborated with partners in developing countries, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. It is based at the Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada and operates independently of MasterCard Worldwide.

A new partner within the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the MasterCard Foundation supports AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to financial inclusiveness in the African agriculture sector.

NEPAD Agency

The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) was established in 2010 as an outcome of the integration of NEPAD into AU structures and processes. The NEPAD Agency is the implementing agency of the African Union that advocates for NEPAD, facilitates and coordinates the development of NEPAD continent-wide programs and projects, mobilizes resources and engages the global community, regional economic communities and member states in the implementation of these programs and projects. The NEPAD Agency replaced the NEPAD Secretariat which had coordinated the implementation of NEPAD programs and projects since 2001.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the NEPAD Agency regularly participates in AGRF related sessions, workshops, programs related to the development of AGRF as an accountability platform toward the achievement of the Malabo Commitments and the CAADP results framework.

OCP Africa

Founded in 1920 in Morocco, the OCP Group is the world’s leading producer and exporter of phosphates in all forms and an essential player on the global fertilizers market. Established in 2016, OCP AFRICA, is a subsidiary of OCP dedicated specifically to the African continent. OCP Africa aims to contribute to meeting the challenge of creating structured, efficient and sustainable agriculture on the continent of Africa, by providing agricultural producers with all the resources they need in order to succeed: suitable, affordable products, services and partnerships, logistics and financial solutions. To support the local development, OCP AFRICA plans to open about fifteen national subsidiaries in Africa over the coming months.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), OCP participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to the development of the inputs value chain(s) in Africa.

The Rockefeller Foundation

Established in 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation is a private foundation started by Standard Oil owner John D. Rockefeller. The Foundation’s mission is “promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, the Foundation pursues that mission with dual goals of building greater resilience and advancing more inclusive economies. Through its portfolio of initiatives, Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, convene sector-spanning partnerships, and create systemic change to benefit poor and vulnerable people around the world.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), AFAP Co-Chairs the Markets, Trade and Domestic Private Sector Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to the promotion of intra-African trade, expanded market access for small holder markets in Africa and the development of the continent’s domestic private sector that is active in agriculture and agribusiness.

Southern Africa Confederation of Agricultural Unions

Headquartered in South Africa, the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) is a not-for-profit farmer organization representing national agricultural unions in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. SACAU was formed in 1992, initially by six farmer organizations but has since expanded its membership to include 17 farmer organizations in 12 countries. In addition, there are associate members, including regional commodity organizations and private companies associated with agricultural value chains on a regional basis.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the SACAU Co-Chairs the Capacity Development, Women and Youth in Agriculture Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to improving the capacity of farmer’s organizations, and women and youth owned agricultural enterprises.

is committed to a transformative agenda to agricultural development which is growth oriented and enterprise development focused. Core to its mission is promoting, advancing, protecting, defending the common interests of farmers in the region.

Syngenta

Formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals, Syngenta AG is a global Swiss agribusiness that produces agrochemicals and seeds. As a biotechnology company, it conducts genomic research. Syngenta is one of the world’s largest crop chemical producer and the strongest in Europe.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Syngenta participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to the development of the inputs value chain(s) in Africa – and is also a supporter of youth in agriculture initiatives.

YARA

A Norwegian chemical company, YARA was established in 1905 as Norsk Hydro, the world’s first producer of mineral nitrogen fertilizers and de-merged as Yara International ASA in 2004. While the Norwegian government is its largest shareholder, Yara is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and has its headquarters in Oslo. The company has more than 12,000 employees, production sites on six continents, operations in more than 50 countries and sales to about 150 countries. Its largest business area is the production of nitrogen fertilizer, however it also encompasses the production of dry ice, nitrates, ammonia, urea and other nitrogen-based chemicals.

In support of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), YARA Co-Chairs the Inputs Thematic Working Group and regularly participates in AGRF sessions, workshops, programs related to the development of the inputs value chain(s) in Africa.