Political support crucial for agriculture in Africa

(EBC; SEP 06, 2018)  - Agricultural progress in Africa can only be achieved if countries in the continent provide direct political support, delegations of an international conference agreed on Wednesday.

A report released at the conference, revealed   that political support is even more crucial for agriculture than seeds, weather and soil.

It noted that African countries are struggling to follow the example of Asian countries in using agriculture to spark widespread economic growth.

Naming Ethiopia, Morocco and Rwanda as key countries which are combining political will and government action to invest in agriculture, the report said, they have been able to reduce rural poverty by a great margin.

African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) gathered more than 5,000 participants, ministers and farmers, in Kigali