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“Eswatini is open for business!” That was the resounding message coming from the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, His Excellence, the Right Honourable Mandvulo Ambrose Dlamini during an event launching Private Sector Engagement in Agriculture Development.

All CAADP countries are encouraged to establish a Country Agribusiness Partnership Framework (CAP-F) as an output of the National Agriculture Investment Plan refresh or appraisal.

Grow Africa and the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) for Africa both operate in the agriculture space.

Grow Africa, in partnership with l’Agence pour le Développement de la Filière Riz (ADERIZ), set up in 2017 an inclusive rice multi-stakeholder platform in Côte d’Ivoire to secure interest and commitment from stakeholders in the rice value chain.

Mr Ibrahim Gourouza-Magagi, Grow Africa’s Chief Operation Officer met with the Managing Director of the SSA John Deere Headquarters, Mr Jacques Taylor who was joined by a visiting delegation of Directors from various offices of John Deere in the United States of America. 

Grow Africa and the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG) held a one-day Tomato Stakeholders Summit in Kano, Nigeria on 24 January 2019.  The 1st National Tomato Stakeholders Summit (NTSS) discussed the theme “Strengthening Opportunities in the Tomato Value Chain towards a National Self Sufficiency”

African banks, insurance institutions and investors have been challenged to relax their stringent requirements for the funding of emerging agribusiness ventures on the continent. 

The Coalition for African Rice Development (CARD) was launched by the NEPAD Agency, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and JICA on the margins of the fourth Tokyo International Conference for African Development in May 2008.

The Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods consists of seven key commitments, one of which addresses the issue of enhancing investment finance in agriculture. 

The Grow Africa programme has embarked on a drive geared at reaching out to the South African agri-business community with the intention of establishing meaningful partnerships and raising its profile within the community.

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