Agriculture

Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report launched in Accra

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The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA) on Tuesday launched the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report for 2018-2019 in Accra.

The report, which was authored by Mr Michael Hailu, Director, CTA and Mr Michael Tsan of Dalberg, advocates the digital agricultural transformation that can feed Africa.

The launch of the report took place at the ongoing 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra.

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, represented Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the report launch.

Other dignitaries at the report launch include Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculte; and Agnes Matilda Kalibata, President of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).

The event, which is being attended by 2,300 delegates from Africa and across the globe, is being hosted by the government of Ghana and the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) on the theme: ”Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems”.

The four-day AGRF forum (September 3-6) will evaluate how far the African Continent had progressed in the past decade with agriculture development, discuss policies and programmes that will help attract the needed investments and strategise ways of leveraging on technology as a key driver for agricultural transformation. Continue reading…

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