This noble appeal was launched in Accra by Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy of the African Union (AU) at the opening ceremony of the 8th African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2019) .
"Agriculture provides 75% of employment opportunities on our continent, so let's really transform it by using these opportunities to avoid terrorism on our continent. Digital instruments are already there, and our young people are very good in that. We are responsible for using them because it is obvious that these instruments can help us transform our agriculture", she insists.
Pr. Boaenf Frimpong, the Ghanaian Minister of Environmental Science, Technology and Innovation, the adoption and application of digital technologies should not only be limited to a few sectors of the economy. Further, he reminds the opportunities to be seized by entrepreneurs.
"In agriculture, there are opportunities for disease prevention, increased productivity, harvesting, storage and processing. It is all about vision and political will and zlso our entrepreneurs must innovate", he insists.
Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Secretary of AGRF pledged to bring African leaders and investors to help the African private sector to make agriculture more attractive for young people.
"We would like to engage Heads of State because we would like to make sure that 2020-2030 is the decade of Africa, and we rely heavily on you investors to achieve that goal. We can invest in Africa to make Africa prosper", says Dr. Kalibata.
The African agricultural sector as a whole, strongly hopes that, at the end of the Accra forum, their sector will no longer be an exception to this digital revolution that is already benefiting other sectors of the economy.