Over 500 leaders of African countries from more than 40 nations will gather in Lusaka, Zambia for the Africa Green Revolution Forum as the forum kicks off on the 7th of October, 2015. Industry leaders, civic organizations, youth and women organizations and key stakeholders are also expected to grace this year’s forum.
The 2014 edition of AGRF which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethopia with its theme “Beyond the Tipping Point: a New Vision and Strategy for Inclusive and Sustainable Transformation” had in attendance over 1000 delegates with over 43 sessions held had successful impacts on the African continent.
The theme for this year’s forum is “Walking the Talk on Youth and Women: Bringing Inclusive Agricultural Markets to Life”. The organizers of the event said that they are happy as it is coming at a time when Africa’s young population is searching for increased employment and meaningful opportunities making the event epoch.
Since formal employment seems to be scarce and mostly unavailable in recent times, the event is coming to create vast opportunities in the field of agriculture.
The AGRF 2015 is set to define clear strategies to enable youth and women to engage in agriculture as a business enterprise and generate a triple dividend of improved food security, increased incomes and job creation. It will also discuss issues including access to land, finance, energy and inputs, and the development of infrastructure, trade and markets, all with a particular eye toward overcoming challenges and expanding opportunities for women and youth in the African continent.