In Senegal: Bio discusses Africa’s Approach to Food Sovereignty & Resilience

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President Bio is joining other Heads of State and Government in the region meeting with development partners to discuss challenges in productivity, diversification and a lack of access to local finance.

Held under the Chairmanship of President Macky Sall of Senegal and the Chairperson of the African Union, the African Development Bank, and the African Union Commission, President Bio will join a panel of leaders that will share country-specific priorities for growth in agriculture, regional integration, public-private partnerships and scaling up success stories.

The conveners believe that they must address the most pressing issues preventing Africa’s food and agriculture like coordination towards targets, private sector investment, climate adaptation and mitigation, technologies to promote productivity, access to finance, trade and infrastructure to promote private sector investment, policies promoting food and agriculture delivery.

Multilateral organizations will also be discussing the important role that they play in development, governance, networks and support to sector coordination, particularly in times of crisis, and they will show how that role will change over the next five years.

CEOs of private sector investments in agribusiness will share a vision for what will stimulate significant growth in the agriculture sector, which countries represent the best opportunities, the role of land expansion, keeping costs competitive for the end user when input costs are rising significantly.

It could be recalled that President Julius Maada Bio has declared that his next major focus, like he has successfully done with the Free Quality Education in the last four and half years, would be climate-friendly and sustainable agriculture, value addition and development of the productive sector of the economy.

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