By Anthony Aisi.
International Fund for Agriculture (IFAD) and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) call for continued investments in Africa’s smallholder farmers to unlock Africa’s potential
Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) President Jane Karuku called for a continued global push for increased smart investments in Africa’s agriculture, both by governments and the private sector.
After speaking at the Chatham House Food Security 2012 Sustainable Intensification: Miracle or Mirage conference, Nwanze and Karuku addressed a group of international media in London emphasizing that farming is a business and the private sector must fuel the development of Africa’s agribusiness in upgrading smallholder agriculture to meet demand from foreign and emerging markets in developing countries.
“Smallholders are a vast and underutilised resource. These are the people we work with – whether smallholders, pastoralists or herders…
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