What Will It Take To Transform African Agriculture 2013-2030?
Hosted by USAID's Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion (MPEP) and Microlinks.
This seminar featured Thomas Jayne of Michigan State University, David Atwood of USAID’s Bureau for Food Security, and Jerome Wolgin of USAID’s Bureau for Africa in a discussion moderated by Jeanne Downing of USAID’s Office of Microenterprise and Private Enterprise Promotion. The panelists addressed the big question: what will it take to transform African agriculture?
Reviewing current evidence, the panelists discussed:
- How and why Africa has not followed in the footsteps of Asia.
- What short- and long-term investments are needed for African agriculture to become more productive, market-oriented and profitable?
- How donors can facilitate increased nonfarm jobs and enterprise opportunities?
Eric Postel, Assistant Administrator of USAID's Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment, will provided remarks.
Michigan State University