Agriculture – Investment

 

AGRA Urges African States To Invest 10% of National Budget In Agriculture. Ventures Africa. May 10, 2013. Leaders of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on Friday urged African leaders and governments to increase investment in agriculture according to the Maputo Declaration on Agriculture and Food Security.

Grow Africa Reports Substantial Early Impact of Agricultural Investments. Isla MacFarlane. May 9, 2013. Grow Africa Investment Forum marks shift in private-sector investments in Africa’s agriculture as a growing group of companies commit to creating economic opportunity for smallholders and improving food security. The 2013 Grow Africa Investment Forum, a gathering of 300 leaders from politics, business and civil society, closed today (9 May), “marking a historic shift in the quality and quantity of private-sector commitments to Africa’s agricultural development,” said a press release.

Africa: Agriculture, Structural Change and the Urban Imperative. Event Webcast. Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. May 22, 2013. 

Africa Can Help Feed Africa: Removing Regional Barriers to Trade in Food Staples. Event Webcast.Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. January 09, 2013. This discussion highlighted new research which suggested that the continent could generate an extra US$20 billion in yearly earnings if African leaders can agree to dismantle trade barriers that blunt more regional dynamism. Event Documents:  AFRICA CAN HELP FEED AFRICA SUMMARYAFRICA CAN HELP FEED AFRICA FULL REPORT (World Bank, October 2012).

Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investments in Africa. Event Webcast. Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. October 22, 2012.

Roles and Opportunities of the Private Sector in Africa’s Agro-Food Industry. United Nations Development Programme. UNDP African Facility for Inclusive Markets. 2012. Focuses on successful inclusive market development models in Africa and highlights the incentives required for the private sector to capture business opportunities and deepen investment in the agro-food sector. Also explores mechanisms through which the private sector can engage smallholder farmers and turn them from subsistence farmers into viable agri-enterprises.

African Green Revolution Forum 2012 – Investing In African Agriculture

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