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Food security in Africa today: a synopsis Keynote Speech by Abebe Haile Gabriel
Download InfoBrief Issue 3 (PDF 790K) This third brief gives a snapshot of the sessions, discussions and other activities happening in the Africa Hall from Day 2.
On Wednesday, AGRA’s Namanga Ngongi placed smallholders at the center of our discussions on agriculture. He declared agriculture to be “by far the most important sector for any reform agenda in Africa and the main catalyst for ending poverty on … Continue reading
Khalid Bomba, ATA: “The major challenges are the efficient implementation of many of the strategies and technologies that we already have. I don’t think we need new technologies and new strategies. From a long-term perspective, I think that the environmental … Continue reading
UNECA’s Seleshi Bekele chaired a parallel session on climate change adaptation and mitigation in African agriculture. The four papers showed how climate change affects agriculture in terms of reducing production, productivity and how it aggravates poverty. According to the cases … Continue reading
Margaret Kingamkono of Farm Radio International explains the potential of radio. “We work with partners in sub-Saharan Africa to build the capacities of radio stations. It provides resources and training so the radio stations can produce high quality and relevant … Continue reading
“In the 1990s, there was a decline in trade and food production in Africa. There was also a substantial decline in investments in agricultural research. If we are able to increase investments in research, we will be able to increase … Continue reading
Strengthening capacity for agricultural science and technology in Africa Keynote Speech by Yusuf Abubakar, ARCN
Download InfoBrief Issue 2 (PDF 805K) This second brief gives a snapshot of the sessions, discussions and other activities happening in the Africa Hall from Day 1.