1 - 4 September 2014. Addis Abeba. The African Green Revolution Forum focused on delivering agriculture-led economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. It was looking to build on an African Union declaration to double food productivity and halve poverty by 2025. More than 1,000 delegates, including heads of state, business leaders and scientists, attended the conference.
“Africa’s smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of food grown on the continent and they are the backbone of a sector that employs more than 65 percent of all Africans,” said Strive Masiyiwa, chairman of AGRA. “So when businesses, governments, researchers and farmers work together to strengthen our food production and distribution systems, they are seeking commercial success that will be shared across African society – and particularly for the poorest among us.”