International Conference: Agriculture as a Driver of Africa’s Development

International Conference: Agriculture as a Driver of Africa’s Development

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Virtual Event
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Achieving Food Security, Economic Transformation, Human Development, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Key Speakers:

Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh
Provost & Chief Academic Officer,
Howard University

Dr. Ayodele Odusola
Resident Representative for UNDP South Africa 
Director of the UNDP Africa Finance Sector Hub

Dr. Albert G. Zeufack
Chief Economist, Africa Region,
World Bank 

Dr. Farid Muhammad
Core Planning Group, OHBCUD

Dr. Aloysius Uche Ordu
Director, Africa Growth Initiative,
Senior Fellow Global Economy &
Development, Brookings Institution

Dr. Michee N. Lachaud
Agriculture & Business Economics, 
College of Agriculture & Food Sciences 
Florida A & M University

Dr. Krista Johnson
Director, Center for African Studies,
Howard University


Aware of the agriculture sector’s promising contributions to Africa’s development – as informed by the latest research and operations across sectors – a series of international conferences to raise awareness of new, current, and urgent opportunities to advance achievement of Africa’s development through agriculture is an essential action.


  1. Advance a collective understanding of agriculture’s importance – and existing opportunities – to act as a driver of Africa’s development;
  2. Spotlight the unique and essential roles each sector (across public and private) currently plays in Africa’s agriculture sector – and what actions must be taken to reverse Africa’s development paradox;
  3. Promote the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking across all actors who influence Africa’s agricultural sector; and
  4. Provide an opportunity for young researchers and students across a variety of countries and contexts, especially those enrolled in the national network of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in the USA, to engage the important role agriculture plays in advancing development progress.

Concept Note:






Virtual Event
United States


Free Event

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