Gov’t Holds African Green Revolution Forum

Government is to co-host the 2019 edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) with the AGRF Partners Group.

The Forum is scheduled to take place in Accra from September 3 to 6 2019.

It will be held under the theme: “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.”

The Ghana Country Head of AGRA, Foster Boateng made this known to the media on Sunday, August 19, 2019 at the Information Ministry in Accra.

AGRF 2019 is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates and high-level dignitaries, including current and former Heads of State and Government; Agriculture and Finance Ministers; Central Bank Governors; eminent leaders of global and regional development institutions.

Others are top industry captains from the national, regional, and global private sector; mobile network operators; tech leaders and agri-preneurs; and lead representatives of farmer organizations and key non-governmental implementing partners.

The AGRF 2019 is to evaluate how far the continent has progressed in the past decade and look at ways to jumpstart what needs to be done differently in the next five to 10 years to put Africa’s agriculture on a new footing with digitalization being hailed as a key driver.

It is expected to identify and catalyze the enabling policies, programs, and investments to leverage digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa.

The forum will take stock, evaluate actions, and learn from compelling evidence across the continent, presented by many of the most inspiring leaders, including young people, turning agriculture into thriving enterprises.

Farmers will demonstrate how the use of technology and better farming methods is able to transform entire communities and nations; Ghana and other public sector thought leaders will share experiences in delivering policies and investments to advance jobs and food security; while private sector champions and agripreneurs will showcase their efforts in innovation and opening up scalable and sustainable market opportunities in Africa’s evolving food systems.

BY Melvin Tarlue

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