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Friday, September 2, 2016

Nairobi agog for African Green Revolution forum 2016

The city of Nairobi, capital of Kenya would from this weekend becomes agog in readiness for the hosting of the 2016 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) with the theme: “Seize the Moment - 
Securing Africa's Rise through Agricultural Transformation,” reports NaijaAgroNet.

According to the organisers, the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), all is now set for the week-long stakeholder forum between September 5 and 9, this year.

NaijaAgroNet gathered the forum kicks off this weekend with pre-forum organized field visit to the Dryland Seed Company (DSL) in Machakos County, while the official opening ceremony has been slated for Monday, September 5, 2016 under the chief host, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya.

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) promises to advance policies and secure the investments that will ensure a better life for millions of Africa’s smallholder farmers and families who make up 70 per cent of the population.

NaijaAgroNet recalls that AGRA is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across 18 countries in Africa. The alliance was formed in 2006 in response to a call from former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who believed that time had come for African farmers to wage a “uniquely African Green Revolution.”

For the past five years AGRA has used the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) to not only highlight major accomplishments but also to bring all stakeholders together to advance the policies and secure the investments that ensures a better life for millions of Africa’s farmers and families – and realize the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The forum expected to attract hundreds of participants to Nairobi.

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