The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) organized a stakeholder policy dialogue on Agricultural Transformation in Ghana. The event took place at the Conference Hall of the Economics Department, University of Ghana, Legon, on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 at 8:30am.
The agricultural transformation policy dialogue focused on four policy areas identified by the African Transformation Report 2017, as key priorities in transforming agriculture in Africa. These included: Land reforms, Agro-processing, Skills development and employment, and Markets.
The dialogue brought together relevant stakeholders in agriculture and agribusiness, including policymakers, private sector, civil society, academia, development partners, various youth in agriculture networks, and the media.
ACET is a Pan-African think and do tank that supports African governments to achieve an agenda of economic transformation. We achieve this goal through quality research that identifies challenges and pathways to transform and offer policy advisory services to address various economic issues. ACET works through a mechanism called the Pan-African Coalition for Transformation (PACT), which allows governments and local policymakers to gain information and support as they design and implement innovative policies for economic transformation. PACT is divided into eight chapters, reflecting sectors such as agriculture, light manufacturing, resource mobilization and management, and youth employment and skills that are well positioned to deliver Africa’s economic transformation.
AGRA is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. It understands that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agricultural markets. Its vision is to catalyze and sustain inclusive agricultural transformation in Africa by increasing incomes and improving food security for 30 million smallholder households in Africa and to support countries on a pathway to attain and sustain an agriculture transformation. AGRA adopts an integrated approach to agriculture and delivers its work through partnerships with governments, regional and continental bodies, farmers, community leaders, businesses, civil society organizations, and donors.