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Michael Hailu

“Women’s empowerment is critical”

Following the European Development Days (EDDs), which put a spotlight on women’s empowerment on 5-6 June 2018, Spore spoke with CTA Director, Michael Hailu, to get his take on reducing the gender gap in agriculture, in particular through digitalisation.


Agriculture scorecard: holding African states to account

Dr Godfrey Bahiigwa, Director of the African Union Commission’s Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture, explains the findings of the Africa Agriculture Transformation Scorecard (AATS) and the Inaugural Biennial Review Report on progress towards achieving the Malabo Declaration goals.


Wandile Sihlobo

Head of agribusiness research, Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa

Africa must overcome key infrastructural and institutional challenges

Richard Kamajugo

Senior Director, Trade Environment, TradeMark East Africa

Non-tariff barriers are key to enabling trade

Amos Gyau

Lead specialist for capacity development at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

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