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COMESA and AGRA collaborate to promote Agriculture

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COMESA and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) will reaffirm their commitment to increasing food production in order to achieve food security and regional food balance.

The goal of this pledge is to end poverty by the year 2030.

This followed AGRA’s vice president in charge of policy and state capability Apollos Nwafor’s visit to the COMESA Secretariat on March 30, 2022, and following discussions with Dr. Dev Haman, COMESA’s assistant secretary-general for finance and administration…

Mr. Nwafor stated that AGRA will mobilize at least $500 million over the next five years to directly raise farm household incomes and improve food security. This will result directly from its operations, as well as those of its grantees and partners, in order to boost productivity and market access. It’s part of AGRA’s new Strategic Framework 2030, which aims to scale up, accelerate, and foster agricultural transformation.

“Four years into our five-year strategy, integration is at the heart of everything AGRA does,” he continued. “Multiple systems working together to give fertilizer, seeds, and knowledge to smallholder farmers is at the heart of everything AGRA does.”

He emphasized that the rapidly expanding need for food, fueled by population and economic development, presents significant prospects for agri-food systems to create jobs, promote continental commerce, strengthen resilience, and transform African economies. According to him, the value of Africa’s food market will rise from $313 billion in 2010 to $1 trillion in 2030.

He emphasized that the rapidly expanding need for food, fueled by population and economic development, presents significant prospects for agri-food systems to enhance continental commerce, strengthen resilience, and transform African economies. According to him, Africa’s food market is expected to grow from $313 billion in 2010 to $1 trillion by 2030

COMESA, he said, was ready and capable of enabling agricultural product production and distribution to markets through programs that support these activities, such as transportation and sanitary and phytosanitary standards.

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