ILRI Clippings

Entrance to Africa Agriculture Science Week

Entrance to FARA’s 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), in Accra, Ghana, 15-20 Jul 2013 (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu).

The following remarks were noted by members of the delegation of 22 staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who participated in the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week (AASW6), ‘Africa Feeding Africa’, organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and held in Accra, Ghana, 15–20 Jul 2013.

  • Africa is the final frontier for agriculture.
    — Dyborn Chibonga, CEO of the National Smallholders’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM)
  • Our agricultural systems today are under-performing but have huge potential to double or triple yields.
  • Infrastructure and market links can make all the difference for farmers waiting for economic opportunities.
  • Development is not something we do for others; it is something we do for ourselves.
  • We produce enough food to feed every child, woman and man on the planet.
  • 50% of Africa’s agricultural…

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