Past event

Agriculture in Africa: Improving Markets and Institutions

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme

Participants

Steven Were Omamo, Deputy Director Policy, Planning and Strategy Division, UN World Food Programme
Steve Wiggins, Programme Leader, Rural Policy and Governance Group, Overseas Development Institute

Overview

An African green revolution - and even significant local advances in farm productivity - requires well-functioning agricultural markets. This includes market rules and market access, institutions for finance and contracts, and action on shared land-water issues, input and output delivery. This meeting will look at how African agricultural markets and institutions respond to emerging challenges, whether these issues are local, and how international involvement (donors, business) may help or hinder.

This is the Africa Programme's fourth meeting in the series on 'A Green Revolution in Africa?'