Forum Renews Efforts to Bring Sustainable Agricultural Change


With the world's population climbing steadily and crops withering around the world, public and private stakeholders who attended the African Green Revolution Forum in Arusha agree that investment in Africa - with half of the world's uncultivated arable land - is key to improving global food security.

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  • Africa:  AGRA and SIDA Sign U.S.$ 10 Million Grant Agreement to Boost Africa-Based Agricultural Entrepreneurs

    African Green Revolution Forum, 28 September 2012

    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) announced a US$10 million grant to support the ... read more »

  • Africa:  African Green Revolution Forum Honours Leaders in the Development of Africa's Agricultural Economy

    African Green Revolution Forum, 28 September 2012

    Leaders and visionaries in promoting a Green Revolution in Africa were honoured last night at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Awards gala dinner in Arusha. The AGRF ... read more »

  • Africa:  MDG Rest On Green Revolution in Africa - Kofi Annan

    Vanguard, 26 September 2012

    Former Secretary General of the United Nation, Kofi Annan, said the progress towards achieving the various Millennium Development Goals, MDGS, in Africa rests on catalyzing a green ... read more »

  • Africa:  Annan Urges Investment in Small Farmer

    Reporting Development Network Africa, 26 September 2012

    Farmers have the enthusiasm but need the necessary support from the government. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Govt Commits More for Agriculture

    Reporting Development Network Africa, 26 September 2012

    The Tanzanian government has committed itself to raise the budget allocation for agriculture up to 10% in 2013. To date, around 9% of the country's budget goes to agriculture, ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Food Security for Africa, Now!

    Reporting Development Network Africa, 26 September 2012

    "The Food Security issue is a time bomb waiting to explode. If you thought we had issues in Africa, wait until you see what's coming." read more »

  • Tanzania:  AGRF Rightfully Hosted in Tanzania

    Reporting Development Network Africa, 26 September 2012

    The 2012 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) kick-started this morning, with various development agencies holding closed meetings prior the official opening by Mr. Erastus J. O. ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Tanzania Is Coffee Country

    Reporting Development Network Africa, 26 September 2012

    Who ever thought that the bright red berry could become one of the world's premier agricultural products? read more »

  • Africa:  Farmer Organisations Share Experience

    Reporting Development Network Africa, 26 September 2012

    Farmer organisations across Africa met in Arusha on Wednesday and shared their experiences in improved opportunities for smallholder farmers on the continent. read more »

  • Tanzania:  High Profile Agricultural Forum Starts

    Tanzania Daily News, 26 September 2012

    THE high-profile African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) starts here on Wednesday with President Jakaya Kikwete expected to give a keynote address. read more »

  • Africa:  Green Revolution Promotes False Solutions to Hunger in Africa

    Friends of the Earth, 25 September 2012

    Donors controlling the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) are representing the interests of biotechnology corporations rather than African small farmers, warns ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Kofi Annan and Melinda Gates Discuss Progress and Opportunities With Tanzanian Farm Families

    Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, 26 September 2012

    Today, Kofi Annan, chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill ... read more »

  • Africa:  Giving Women Farmers the Tools to Prevent Food Insecurity

    Inter Press Service, 25 September 2012

    If women had equal access to productive farming resources, they could increase their yields by 20 to 30 percent and potentially raise total agricultural output in developing ... read more »

  • Africa:  'Increasing Yields Is Only the First Step to Economic Development'

    International Fund for Agricultural Development, 24 September 2012

    The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, will join world leaders at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Arusha, ... read more »

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