All is set for the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.One of the key side events that will be held during the conference will focus on agriculture's potential to power Africa's economic transformation.
The side event is jointly organized by the Economic Commission for Africa's Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) and the African Center for Economic Transformation under the title; 'A force to be reckoned with: Agriculture Powering Africa's Economic Transformation'.
Nassirou Ba, an Economic Affairs Officer in the RITD, says the main objective of the side event is to share the key findings of Agriculture Powering Africa's Economic Transformation.
Agriculture Powering Africa's Economic Transformation is the second African Transformation Report published by the African Center for Economic Transformation. The report focuses on developing agriculture that will drive economic transformation in Africa.
"The event will provide evidence-based information to policymakers and other stakeholders on how to go about modelling inclusive structural transformation through agricultural modernization and agro-processing policies that link smallholders to input and output markets," said Mr. Ba.