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“We must take advantage of natural endowment of parts of our countries to get the biggest bang for every dollar invested.

We are bringing to bear critical mass of resources, with partners in government, the private sector, civil society and farmers—to transform these areas into breadbaskets.”

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The session, “Launching the Bread-Basket Imitative: Programs for Ghana and Mali,” heard from the government representatives of Ghana and Mali, AGRA, McKinsey & Company, as well as representatives of the World Bank and the African Development Bank, and numerous audience participants.

AGRA’s president Namanga Ngongi explained, “We must take advantage of natural endowment of parts of our countries to get the biggest bang for every dollar invested.

We are bringing to bear critical mass of resources, with partners in government, the private sector, civil society and farmers—to transform these areas into breadbaskets.”

Ghana’s Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Kwesi Ahoi, presented a sweeping vision of the forces of change at work in the region, where the government and AGRA have joined forces.  The effort focuses on raising smallholder income, focusing on rice, maize and bean crops. Another target: the creation of 18,000 rural jobs related to value chain functions such as…

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