The report of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2018 has been released, sharing all the outcomes of the four days event hosted by the President of Rwanda and 2018 Chairperson of the African Union, the H.E. Paul Kagame, in Kigali last September.
President of the Brazil Africa Institute, Professor João Bosco Monte was one of the speakers in the panel “Global Partnerships for Africa’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda”, opening the activities of the Presidential Summit. His insights shared in the AGRF 2018 report show the need for education to change perceptions about Africa and stimulating Brazilian investors to do business in the continent.
Professor Monte shared the panel with Mr. Andrew Ndaamunhu Bvumbe, Executive Director of the World Bank; Hon. Wu Hongyao, CPC Leading Group and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China; Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO of the GEF; and Dr. Stefan Schmitz, Head of Rural Development and Food Security of BMZ, Germany. The panel explored what different global partners are doing and committing to drive transformation in the agriculture sector across Africa. Panelists talked about major continental programs, South-South Cooperation, how can African agriculture be supported and strategies to improve the partnerships.
“We have engaged in benchmarking tours to Africa and Brazil and we have seen tremendous results as we have seen more Brazilians coming to Africa to explore opportunities of investment” said Professor Monte.
The AGRF is considered one of the most important and impactful forum for African agriculture.