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Partners in Agriculture have made five commitments to rapidly transform agriculture in Africa.

These involve structural change in terms of agriculture, strengthening response to global emergency on climate change for small holder farmers and increase efforts on data and digitisation in Africa.

The partners stated this at a news conference in Accra at the ongoing Alliance for Green Revolution Forum.

The commitments follow the Presidential summit held on Wednesday (September 5) where African countries were challenged to tackle obstacles impeding the growth of agriculture on the Continent.

The Commitments made by partners at the forum is to guide African countries on how to develop well grounded strategies to propel agriculture.

If this agenda is implemented, the partners believe the continent will have a solid foundation for Agriculture.

The ongoing AGRF is a step forward for Agricultural Experts, farmers and stakeholders in Agriculture function productive  ways to make the African continent the food hub.

Elwyn Grainger – Jones is the Executive Director for GIAR at the Forum. He mentioned the improvement of modernized crops and seed varieties and the creation of better partnerships including research methodology to be prone to development.

Another partner Jeremy Openheim also gave an overview of four priorities which will drive Agriculture into the next decade. These include the equipping of farmers to grow the food needed on the continent on sustainable basis, linking agric markets to the world and serious landscaping.

He also stated that there is the need to make sure that the listed opportunities put justice and social inclusion at the heart of the populace.

Meanwhile, President of the AGRF, Agnes Kalibata said finding Agriculture also came up strongly during commitment meetings.
She said one key thing also to be looked at how to Support African Youth into Agriculture which is one of the hidden needless confronting agriculture.

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