Thursday, 22 May 2014

Africa Needs Innovation in Agriculture and Fisheries

Africa Progress Panel Report 2014 Launched

The Africa Progress Panel, chaired by former United Nation (UN) Secretary-General, Koffi Annan on Thursday, May 8, 2014 launched this year's report titled 'Grain Fish Money: Financing Africa's Green and Blue Revolutions.'

Africa has potential to feed itself and the rest of the world according to this year's report. The report submits that Africa will one day play a critical role in helping the world meet global food demand which is expected to double by 2050.

Huge challenges of course remain.

With concerns about the continent's growing inequality, Africa's green (in agriculture) and blue (in fisheries) revolutions can extend economic growth to the two thirds of Africa's populations who depend on these sectors for livelihoods.

PALAVER TREE COMMENTARY is keen about the thoughts of the report's authors in relations to innovations in agriculture and fisheries  and smart government policies which some African countries are already implementing and getting good results.

In various sections of the blog we would be examining some of these innovations and policies with a view to spreading the word.

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