Lecture on Africa on the Move: Catalyzing and Sustaining an Agricultural Transformation

July 20, 2015 | 11:30 h - 12:30 h

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to our next public lecture with

Dr. <link http: agra-alliance.org who-we-are board-of-directors external-link-new-window external link in new>Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA),

on “Africa on the Move: Catalyzing and Sustaining an Agricultural Transformation”

Date: Monday, July 20, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung / Center for Development Research (ZEF), Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn (see <link>map). Right conference room.

The session will be chaired by Prof. Joachim von Braun, Director of ZEF.


This presentation will look at developments in Africa over the last decade—particularly advancements in technology, capacities, organizational infrastructure, and understanding of how markets work—to demonstrate how Africa is now in a position to expedite an agricultural transformation across the continent with smallholder farmers at its core. Dr. Kalibata will talk to Africa’s agricultural transformation both through the lens of AGRA and from her own experiences in leading agricultural development in Rwanda as Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.



Dr. Agnes Kalibata is President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), where she leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers. Prior to joining AGRA in September 2014, Dr. Kalibata was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). Dr. Kalibata has held several other leadership positions, including Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture and Deputy Vice Chancellor of University of Rwanda. She sits on various boards including the International Fertilizer Development Corporation (IFDC), Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, the Strategic Advisory Council of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH). Dr. Kalibata holds a doctorate in entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and she has a distinguished track record as an agricultural scientist, policy maker and thought leader.

Entrance to the lecture is free, no registration is required. We are looking forward to seeing you at ZEF on July 20!


Joachim von Braun

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun


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