The Grow Africa Partnership was founded jointly by the African Union (AU), The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the World Economic Forum in 2011. Grow Africa works to increase private sector investment in agriculture, and accelerate the execution and impact of investment commitments. The aim is to enable countries to realise the potential of the agriculture sector for economic growth and job creation, particularly among farmers, women and youth. Grow Africa brokers collaboration between governments, international and domestic agriculture companies, and smallholder farmers in order to lower the risk and cost of investing in agriculture, and improve the speed of return to all stakeholders.
Grow Africa is:
Grow Africa’s work focuses on four areas:
African governments must not just focus on increasing their food production but on creating quality products that can compete globally.
Today we celebrate Africa Environment Day and World Wildlife Day. This year’s World Wildlife Day theme—“the future of wildlife is in our hands”—strikes both a hopeful and a cautionary note.