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African govts urged to prioritise agric to promote inclusive growth, fast-track devt

Published on April 19, 2017

African governments have been urged to step up efforts to accelerate the continent’s path to prosperity, inclusive growth and decent jobs-creation by moving from commitments to action. 

Agnes Kalibata, the president of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), said agriculture is at the top of Africa’s development agenda as an economic driver for inclusive and sustainable development and urged concrete action to transform the sector.

“After ‘seizing the moment’ at AGRF 2016 and securing political, policy, and financial commitments of more than $30 billion, we now need to harness this surge of support for agriculture and ensure it creates decent jobs and drives economic growth across the continent,” she said in statement. Read more. Source | New Times