Greater co-operation for agricultural investments in Africa

Agriculture & Agribusiness
Pavillon Congo
14:00 to 15:30

Food security is a top priority for Africa, which is home to 65% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. But to realise this potential, focused action is needed. This session was organised in two panels. The first panel drew attention to the proposed European External Investment Plan and its specific investment window and other financial instruments to support African Agri-businesses, with a specific dimension on decent jobs for the youth. The second panel was dedicated to a discussion on how to foster AU-EU businesses cooperation in agriculture and ground business potential in African local realities. This action would be part of the proposed "Sustainable Business for Africa (SB4A)" platform which would function as a framework for structured dialogue with the private sector.