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12th October 2017

Finance ministers endorse ACET call for transformation of African agriculture to drive growth

Agriculture can power the economic transformation of African countries, according to a new report from the Ghana-based African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), founded by former Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, K.Y.
12th October 2017

Calling African policymakers: our economic future must be powered by our farms

October 12, 2017 By Yaw Ansu At first glance it might seem surprising that the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) has zeroed in on agriculture as the focus for our 2017 flagship report, launched...
12th October 2017

Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation

A new report from the Ghana-based African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) will set out a bold new agenda for African growth powered by a revolution in agriculture. Launching at a meeting of African finance ministers and economists at the World Bank, the report will set out a radical program of reforms to trigger economic transformation far beyond the farming industry.
12th October 2017

The obvious next step is not being taken

October 12, 2017 Food is big business all around the world. The very obvious reason being that in order to live, people have to eat. The things people eat ‒ meat, eggs, grains, fruits and...
12th October 2017

Agriculture can drive African growth under right policy reforms

October 12, 2017 By K.Y. Amoako Farmers and economists both know that to make things grow you need the right resources and the right conditions. With a uniquely diverse climate and more than half the...
11th October 2017

Opinion: How women can transform African agriculture — and the economy

October 10, 2017 By Dede Amanor-Wilks Over half of Africa’s farmers are women. They could be our next generation of entrepreneurs, driving the agricultural revolution our continent needs to feed its growing population and boost...
11th October 2017

Against hunger and poverty, a solution: the development of the rural environment

October 11, 2017 After 10 years of near-constant improvement, hunger in the world has increased sharply with 815 million people affected in 2016, 38 million more than in 2015. According to the FAO (UN Food...
11th October 2017

Finance ministers endorse ACET call for transformation of African agriculture to drive growth

October 11, 2017 Agriculture can power the economic transformation of African countries, according to a new report from the Ghana-based African Center Economic Transformation (ACET), founded by former Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for...
11th October 2017

Only modernised commercial farms will fill Africa’s plate, economists warn

October 10, 2017 African farming must modernise and replace its ageing workforce if the continent is going to be able to feed its rising population, a report by leading economists has warned. A transformation from...