“Despite progress made in Africa, many countries still face great challenges in food security and malnutrition. One of the reasons is low productivity in the continent” - Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI.
According to Fan, the answer lies in innovation. “We must keep innovating to make sure that productivity will be driven by new technologies, new institutions and new engagement with partners.”
“I look forward to a very active dialogue that will truly bring new innovations to help African smallholders to innovate, to access markets and to access knowledge and information they require to improve their productivity.”