TONY Blair, former British Prime Minister, Bolaji Akinboro, the co-founder of Cellulant and Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President of World Food Prize Foundation are among prominent dignitaries listed for the 10th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) scheduled to hold in Ghana.
The forum is meant to hold between 3-5th September, Accra.
In an email to AgroNature Nigeria, the speakers with good track records would discuss how technology in the agriculture sector could be used to further promote food security, reduce hungers and grow the economy.
“The 10th edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is just a month away! This year, the port city of Accra hosts top minds to discuss technology in agriculture exploring ways through which Africa can harness the opportunities presented by technology as drivers of economic transformation.”
Other expected dignitaries include Debisi Araba, Director for Africa, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Denis T. Kyetere, Executive Director, African Agricultural Technology Foundation(AATF), Jai Shroff, Global CE, UPL Limited, Mr. Eazi, Aritist and IFAD #DanceforChange Advocate, Naoko Ishii, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Global Environment Facility (GEF), Martin Kropff, Director General of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
“This will be an exciting session that will include a live pitching competition as part of the Generation Africa Initiative, overseen by a select group of independent and qualified judges. A cash award of USD$50,000 each will go to one man and one woman winner,” it reads.
“The pitch presents an opportunity to young agri-preneurs with an innovative business venture that will help change the world and transform the agri-food business”.
Participants are to register Here.