Ghana, will this year host the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra from 3rd to 6th September on the theme “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation for Sustainable Food Systems in Africa”.
The forum will evaluate how far the African Continent has progressed in the past decade and look at ways to jump-start what needs to be done differently in the next five to 10 years, to put Africa’s agriculture on a new footing with digitization as a key driver to the agricultural transformation.
Mr Foster Boateng, the AGRA Resident Regional Director for West Africa, shedding more light on the forum at a media encounter in Accra on Sunday, said the forum is a unique multi-disciplinary platform where delegates discuss and commit towards programmes, investments and policies that will solve the major agriculture challenges in Africa.
He said hosting AGRF in Accra was very important to Ghana because the idea was mooted by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and also the founding chairman of AGRF.
He further mentioned that AGRF is considered the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move Africa agricultural sector forward.
The four-day forum is expected to bring together 2,000 delegates including Heads of State, Ministers of Agriculture, Central Bank Governors, captains of industry, development partners, representatives of farmer organizations, youth entrepreneurs and other critical stakeholders, to focus on policies needed to move the African Continent forward.