All head to Arusha over food insecurity

Beginning Tuesday September 25, heightened activities on food security are taking place in Arusha, Tanzania.

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2012 - from 26 to 28 September in Arusha, Tanzania - will continue the global dialogue that began with the World Economic Forum on Africa and the G8.

With food security now on the global agenda, leaders are turning to African agriculture as the answer to the question of how the world would feed the future.

At the recent G8 Summit, global leaders made bold new commitments to unite the power of the public- and private-sectors, launching the next phase of the global food security effort.

The approach is clear as we must invest in Africa's potential for rapid and sustainable agricultural growth to raise 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years.

Putting smallholder farmers at the center of the conversation, the forum will develop concrete action plans for developing Africa's agricultural sector.

AGRF 2012 will bring together African heads of state, ministers, farmers, private agribusiness firms, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society and scientists, to discuss the right way to scale up investments and innovation for sustainable agricultural growth and food security.

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