The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was established in 2010, following a three-year series of African Green Revolution Conferences (AGRC) held in Oslo, Norway from 2006–2008. Today, the Forum has emerged as Africa’s leading “platform of agriculture platforms” that brings together a range of critical stakeholders in the African agriculture landscape including African heads of state, ministers, farmers, private agribusiness firms, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society, scientists, as well as international development and technical partners of Africa to discuss and develop concrete plans for achieving the green revolution in Africa.
Once again, Grow Africa is taking an active part in the AGRF, and this year the participation will involve jointly leading the agribusiness investment sessions as outlined below:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 6:45 – 8:30 | BREAKFAST BRIEFING SESSION ON THE COUNTRY AGRIBUSINESS PARTNERSHIP FRAMEWORK (CAP-F)
The objective of the session is to brief development partners and other stakeholders on the progress and plans for the roll out of the Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAPF). CAP-F was officially launched at the CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting in Kampala Uganda in June 2017. The development partners requested an update on progress at the AGRF.
The relevance of CAP-F to the 2017 AGRF theme is strong. CAP-F will provide a robust mechanism for structured engagement between the private sector, producers and the Government to accelerate private sector investment in agribusiness and agro-industry. CAPF will also provide a mutual accountability mechanism so that the private sector can hold Government accountable for its public expenditure and policy commitments and the Government and farmers can hold the private sector accountable on investments and job creation.
Thursday, September 7, 2017 | 14:00 – 15:30 | INCLUSIVE VALUE CHAIN INVESTMENT - TOWARD IMPORT SUBSTITUTION AND STAPLE CROP FOOD SECURITY -THE RICE VALUE CHAIN
The 2017 Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) provides an opportunity to discuss the prevailing situation of the rice production, processing, and marketing systems. Grow Africa and AGRF aim to provide a forum to discuss roles of different providers of support goods and services including governments, financial institutions, and processing technology providers.
The session will allow participants to discuss and share with private investors and financial partners the investment needs in the West African rice sector to achieve regional self-sufficiency by 2025 and agree on a road map for the mobilization of resources for investment in the rice sector in West Africa.
GROW AFRICA PUBLICATIONS TO BE FEATURED AT THE 2017 AGRF
ECOWAS Rice Factbook – DOWNLOAD
Country Agribusiness Partnerships Framework (CAP-F) – DOWNLOAD
Call to Action Growafrica Thought Leadership Dialogues at the World Economic Forum On Africa 2017 – DOWNLOAD