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International Updates




October 2016

Food Security Group



Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Michigan State University





African Green Revolution Forum, September 2016

The theme of this year’s AGRF was “Seize the Moment: Securing Africa’s Rise through Agricultural Transformation.” The forum built on a campaign to “Seize the Moment” that was launched at the 12th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Partnership Platform meeting in Accra, Ghana in April 2016. The campaign is backed by the African Union, the New Partnership for Africa’s

Development (NEPAD), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), along with key civil-society groups, farmer groups, companies and development partners.  Members of MSU’s Food Security Group (Milu Muyanga, Kwame Yeboah, Thomas Jayne) contributed to the AGRF in a variety of television and news reports highlighted below, and were co-authors to the 2016 Africa Agricultural Status Report, AGRA’s Flagship report that was launched at the AGRF meeting in Nairobi, September 5-9, 2016.


Media Coverage (highlights):

·       At last, evidence that African agriculture is powering economic transformation. Summary article by Thomas Jayne, The Conversation. 25 September 2016

·       Network Africa: Africa Green Revolution Forum Updates. Ayoola Kassim. Channels Television, Nigeria, 8 September 2016

·       African countries that embraced agriculture saw food production, GDP and nutrition all improve.  Rwanda News Agency. 07 September 2016

·       Africa needs US $400M to support agriculture. Kenya Citizen TV. 06 September 2016.

·       Misuse of land in Africa leading to food insecurity. Kenya National Television Network, 6 September 2016.

·       AGRF2016 Wrap up video.