Seeds, Not Diamonds, Will Make Africa Great

I have witnessed many inspiring changes in Africa over the years. Technologies that enable farmers produce more yield per unit acreage have been developed. Access to markets and financial resources have also improved as has the policy landscape. Additionally, Africa is experiencing unprecedented economic growth with five of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies being African.

13th CAADP Partnership Platform calls for stronger accountability on continental commitments on agriculture ‘Meeting pushes for the realisation of the AU Malabo commitments on agriculture through mutual accountability for results and impact

Mutual accountability for results and impact is a key determining factor for Africa’s development as pointed out in the Malabo Declaration which contains seven key commitments on agricultural transformation, which the AU Heads of State and Government committed to at their 2014 AU Heads of State and Government Summit.