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AU scorecard deal shows Africa ready for agriculture revolution

Published on October 25, 2017

As the world’s heads of state met at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month, Africa was represented by several leaders, among them Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Zambia’s Edgar Lungu and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame. I was there too.

The rest of the world had its eyes on Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Angela Merkel leading several institutional and state presidents to an event that had great political import following Mr Trump’s earlier dismissal of the UN.

But, amidst all the tension and accompanying political undertones, the African leaders nonetheless pulled away from the drama of the main assembly to hold a side-meeting, to which Mr Gates was also invited, to engage on the state of agriculture in Africa. Read more. Source | Business Daily