What are the priorities for taking actions to increase agricultural productivity and enhancing food security in Africa?

By SEYOUM MENGIST , from UNECA

Isaka Mashauri , Tanseed International Tanzainia

  • Improving the seed system , Like AGRA supporting small seed enterprises
  • Linking seed companies to finance
  • Training village based agro dealers
  • Strengthen distribution network of agricultural input and produce
  • Invest on farmer education

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Mafa Chipeta , Formerly FAO

  • Encourage Africa to take responsibility on its own food and nutritional security
  • To take all the necessary measures to solve the food problem like war
  • We need to go beyond micro analysis in our research
  • We need ambition to go forward
  • Investment more on productivity rather than on consumption goods
  • We cannot do all thing at a time , we should have to give a focus and priority
  • Recognition of our potential in agriculture

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Robson Mutandi , IFAD

  • We have to dream and follow our dream
  • Invest more in research and extension , and make sure the information are reached the expected audience
  • Pick what is working and up scaling

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Achim Fock , World Bank

  • There is confusion on what we are trying to achieve
  • Agriculture have a higher rate of return on investment , so let’s do it
  • Create stable demographic , security and other conditions
  • We need to be get in to specific activity at a time in the current situation of complexity
  • CAADP framework incentivize national development agenda
  • Institutional building specifically focus on transforming the agricultural sector at national level

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