African Green Revolution Forum’s (AGRF) Annual Conference

As part of the annual African Green Revolution Forum’s (AGRF) conference, Claudine moderated a session with thought leaders from across Africa, discussing the theme:  ‘The Great Debate: Food, Markets, Trade and Agriculture in the Context of Covid-19

The 10th edition of the annual AGRF in Kigali Rwanda, saw Heads of State, Government Ministers, Civil Society, and Business Leaders resolve to use the flourishing urban food markets as a launchpad for growing the continent’s agricultural investments into stable businesses.

The AGRF, the world’s premier forum for advancing Africa’s agricultural agenda, drew a large and diverse crowd of more than 10,400 delegates from all over the world to analyze the state of African agriculture under the theme, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.

The keynote was delivered by Dr. Ousmane Badiane, Executive Chairperson, AKADEMIYA 2063 on 2020 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor. Other panelists include Prof. Benedict Oramah; President, Afrexim Bank, Mr. Svein Tore Holsether; Chief Executive Officer, Yara, Dr. Edward Mabaya; Senior Research Associate, Global development, Cornell University and Hon. James Duddridge; MP, Minister for Africa UK.

Dr. Vera Songwe; the United Nations Undersecretary General and Executive Secretary Of the Economic Commission for Africa and H. E. Mr. Wamkele Mene; Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat were also a part of this high-level panel.

You can watch Claudine hosting and moderating the full session here.

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