High-Level Meeting on “African Agriculture in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenges, Making a Sustainable Green Revolution”


Ministers highlighted a number of measures to begin to strengthen agriculture on the continent. These included:

  • a committment to allocate 10% of national budgets for agriculture and rural development;
  • investment in rural infrastructure, education and health to provide a platform for rural development;
  • measures to identify and manage risk facing smallscale farmers;
  • a recognition of the importance of livestock and mixed farming systems and for improved research and development in these areas;
  • the need for the upgrading and overhaul of agricultural extension services, encouraging a process of co-innovation with farmers and utilising farmer to farmer extension methods.

Posted: 2/24/2009 (1:05:08 AM)

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