Agriculture in Africa: Improving Markets and Institutions

8 October 2009 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Chatham House, London


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



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?'