The Brussels Development Briefing on the ‘Drivers of success for agricultural transformation in Africa’ was held on 2nd of October 2013, at the Borschette Congress Center in Brussels.
More than 100 participants discussed successes and shared lessons from the agricultural transformation in Africa, by emphasizing its impact on the livelihood of the people and its key role for the growth of the economies of the continent.
The event consisted of two different parts. The first provided an overview of the potential of agriculture in Africa as an engine for growth and sustainable development. It showed the positive trends and the needed drivers for sustained growth and inclusiveness. The second panel presented proven actions in African agriculture and best PPPs practices based on the successes of CAADP in the last 10 years. It highlighted successes which can be upscaled and/or replicated.
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Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General Policy and Thematic Coordination, DG DEVCO, European Commission [Video]; Martin Bwalya, Head of the NEPAD/CAADP [Video]; Michael Hailu, Director, CTA [Video]
Panel 1: Agriculture: a driving force for economic and social transformation in Africa
Chair: H.E. Mary M. Muchada, Ambassador of Zimbabwe [Video]
- Panel 1 Debate [Video]
Panel 2: Proven successes, best practices in African Agriculture
Chair: Bernard Rey, Deputy Head of Unit/Food security, DG DEVCO, European Commission [Video]
- Panel 2 Debate [Video]
Concluding remarks [Video]