On the 15th of March 2017 the Planet Earth Institute put the spotlight on the Future of Agriculture in Africa.
To read more about the event: http://ow.ly/ducF30appW7
Agriculture is at the heart of African development. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s population and contributes more than 32% GDP to its economies.
At the Spotlight seminar, we have celebrated the successes and progress of Africa agribusinesses, researchers and non-governmental organizations.
We were honored to welcome:
HE Alexander Yakovenko - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom
Daniel Hulls - CEO, AgDevCo
Perez Ochieng - CEO, SACOMA
Dr. Robert Mwanga - Sweet Potato Breeder, International Potato Centre and Winner of the World Food Prize
Marie Haga - Executive Director, Crop Trust
Dr. Gideon Onumah - Agricultural Economist, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich
Nico Mounard - CEO, Farm Africa
Dr. Stuart Gillespie - Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute and CEO, Transform Nutrition
Dr. Julius Akinyemi - Entrepreneur-in-Residence, MIT Media Lab and Founder, UWIN Corp
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