Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) president Agnes Kalibata AGRF 2016 Food Forum in Nairobi on September 9, 2016. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU
A report by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Agra) says that African countries that have embraced agriculture have seen growth in food production, nutrition and GDP.
Agra president Agnes Kalibata said that despite the slow growth in public and private investment in the continent’s agricultural sector, the past 10 years have made a strong case for agriculture as the surest path to producing sustainable economic growth that is felt among poor Africans.
So far, only 13 African countries have met or surpassed their pledge to invest at least 10 per cent of public funds in agriculture.