Business unusual

Eleni Gabre-Medhin, CEO of the Ethiopian Commodities Exchange

Eleni Gabre-Medhin was a discussant in plenary session 2, advocating ‘business as unusual’.

“As we think about the transformation we want to achieve ... we narrowly focus on the small farmer agenda. Are we ready to consider large scale, commercial, possibly foreign investors when we talk about agricultural transformation? How do we leverage this dual world?”

“The new agricultural agenda is agriculture ‘plus’ ... if we rise to the occasion, this is Africa’s time, we can achieve those promises of an African green revolution if we get organized differently.”

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