Africa has 60m farms, says report

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There are 60 million farms in Africa, the  Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) unveiled at the ongoing virtual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Kigali, Rwanda,  has revealed.

This is coming on the heels of Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO) prediction that the agricultural market in Africa will reach $1 trillion by 2030.

This year’s AASR focuses on Feeding Africa’s Cities by assessing the opportunities, challenges and  policies required to enable African farmers and agribusinesses serve the rapidly growing urban food  markets.

The report seeks to find ways for smallholder farmers to drive food security, rural prosperity,  and inclusive economic growth.

“This report highlights the opportunity for all agriculture industry stakeholders to bring together viewpoints that define the transformation agenda, while outlining the practical next steps to an  agricultural revolution,” said AGRA President, Dr. Agnes Kalibata.

Source: The Nation 

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