Week 12: Agricultural innovation in Africa: a vital tool to transforming the agricultural sector

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Background
According to the FAO (see http://www.fao.org/innovation/en/), “agricultural innovation is the process whereby individuals or organizations bring new or existing products, processes or ways of organization into use for the first time in a specific context, to increase effectiveness, competitiveness and resilience with the goal of solving a problem”. Generally speaking, agricultural innovation is broader than just technology use and remains a driving force to transforming the food and agricultural systems in Africa. Agricultural innovation is key to eradicating rural poverty, achieving food security, empowering women and youth for sustainable development in Africa. In this episode, we learn of some success stories of innovators across Africa, in particular Ghana and discuss how to unlock the potential of agricultural innovation in Africa.

Host: Mr. Evans Appiah Kissi (Doctoral researcher at the University of Kassel, Germany)

Panel: Mrs. Zainab Abdulai Duweijua (CEO, AgroCare 360); Mr. Moses Mallaghan (CEO, Agro Innova); Jehiel Oliver (CEO, HelloTractor) and Mr. Kwabena Krah (PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA).

SOURCE: CEBSAR-AFRICA

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