Tony Blair: Why it's vital we are giving African agriculture the attention it needs

A boy eats fruit at a cattle slaughterhouse in the main city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast July 5, 2005. African Union (AU) heads of state urged a summit of rich nations to act rapidly to end poverty on the continent, saying they should implement all the proposals of a British-backed report on aid, trade and debt. "The Assembly (of AU leaders) fully supports the recommendations contained in the Commission for Africa report," read a resolution issued to reporters at the pan-continental organisation's half-yearly gathering of leaders. The report, commissioned by British Prime Minister Tony Blair for consideration by Group of Eight (G8) leaders meeting in Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday, calls for freer trade, a big rise in aid and debt cancellation. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon)  FOR/DY - RP6DRMVFQWAB

Agriculture is also crucial to successful economic transformations. Image: REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Tony Blair
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007); Founder, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
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