Africa 2007 - A Green Revolution for Africa

Investing in Growth: A Green Revolution for Africa
Africa has never had the equivalent of Asia's "Green Revolution". Will this generation of leaders galvanize the needed investments to allow the continent to feed all of its people and drive economic growth?
1) What investments and policy reforms are needed to triple food production in Africa?
2) What are the greatest obstacles to success?
3) How will the African Green Revolution differ from those of Asia and Latin America?
4) What are the likely economic impacts of such growth in the agricultural sector?

Introduced by
Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

Opening remarks by
Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General (1997-2006), Chairman, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Panel speakers:
Jacques Diouf, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome
Armando Emilio Guebuza, President of Mozambique
Dinnah Rissle Kapiza, Agro Dealer, Tisaiwale Variety Shop, Malawi
Jay Naidoo, Chairman of the Board, Development Bank of Southern Africa, South Africa
Mamphela Ramphele, Executive Chairperson, Circle Capital Ventures, South Africa
Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal
Florence M. Wambugu, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI), Kenya
Moderated byTumi Makgabo, Manager, Communications, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee, South Africa

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