September 15

Viewpoint: Green Revolutionaries To Boost African Growth

By Peter Burdin

The Green Economy has long been seen as a key player in Africa’s transformation.

This week the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum – hosted in Kigali by Rwanda- is discussing how best to move African agriculture forward.

The farming industry hosts 60% of the continent’s workforce and creates more than 40% of its GDP. Hundreds of thousands of livelihoods depend on it.

This virtual Forum has often been described as the world’s premier forum on African agriculture and this year is meeting at a time of global crisis in which the Covid-19 pandemic threatens jobs, yields and food security.

Photo courtesy of CIAT.

Source: CNBC Africa (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Coronavirus, Technology
digital inclusion, food security