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Parminder Vir OBE

“Agriculture presents extraordinary opportunities for young African entrepreneurs”

After a distinguished 30-year career as an award winning film and television producer and private equity investor in the industry, Parminder Vir accepted Tony Elumelu’s invitation to join the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). As CEO, among other projects, she has worked to launch the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.


Agriculture: a springboard to livelihood diversification

Aida Cuthbert Isinika is a professor of agricultural economics at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania and has over 40 years’ experience in rural development. Fred Mawunyo Dzanku is a research fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana. Here, they discuss what can be done to improve access to farm and non-farm livelihoods.


Heike Baumüller

PhD, Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

The impacts of apps are yet to be proven

Ken Lohento

Senior Programme Coordinator ICT for Agriculture, CTA

How ICT solutions can offer greater value to farmers

James Legg

Principal Scientist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Apps will help to raise farmers out of poverty

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The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.