2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), with the theme “Accelerating the Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture” focused on the announcement of concrete investments in agricultural businesses and the establishment of new and innovative approaches and partnerships to deliver programmers for greater results.
Hailed as one of the foremost African agriculture champions, the host President, H.E. Alassane Ouattara committed to increasing his government’s budgetary allocation for the sector to 10 percent, of which $200m has already been provided to cocoa and coffee farmers.
In his keynote address, Strive Masiyiwa, chair of the AGRF partners group, stressed the importance of uniting all stakeholders with a shared interest in agricultural development.
The forum saw the signing of numerous agreements and business deals that will be key in bringing to life major agricultural transformation commitments including the $30bn committed at the AGRF in 2016.