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” of the Presidential Summit at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2018.
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 2018 took place in Kigali, Rwanda. The Presidential Summit was closed by a panel with H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana; H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Republic of Kenya; Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet, Prime Minister of the Republic of Gabon with the moderation of Rt. Hon Tony Blair, Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and former PM of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The AGRF is considered the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.