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Funding ideas for agricultural resilience

Dr Paul Greener, CEO of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), explains the role of challenge funds in stimulating the market to provide solutions to social problems. By investing in innovative ideas of small and medium enterprises in Africa, AECF is promoting agricultural resilience and transformation.


Luc Christiaensen: Good data, establishing the facts in agriculture

Luc Christiaensen is the lead agricultural economist in the Jobs Group of the World Bank and project coordinator of Agriculture in Africa – Telling Myths from Facts. He discusses the findings of the research and the importance of up-to-date, accurate statistics for Africa’s agriculture sector.


Steve Wiggins

Research fellow at ODI

New prospects for rural economies

Petra Jacobi

Project Manager, GIZ

Inclusive rural transformation

Isolina Boto

Manager, CTA Brussels Office

Rural areas depend on trade with urban spaces

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