WATCH LIVE: Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness

February 28, 2013

Monday, March 4
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EST)


WASHINGTON, February 28, 2013—Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods that can feed the continent’s rapidly-growing population.

A new report from the World Bank, “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness”, analyses Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness sector, outlines challenges to the sectors’ growth and points to solutions.

On March 4, participate in an online discussion with World Bank Africa Region Vice President Makhtar Diop and his colleagues, Jamal Saghir and Gaiv Tata; Freshco Kenya’s James Karanja, and IFC's Oscar Chemerinski and participants from six African countries as they discuss the report’s findings and ways to grow Africa’s food economy in order to create opportunities for all Africans.

Join the conversation here:

Event Participants:

  • Makhtar Diop, World Bank Africa Region Vice President
  • Jamal Saghir, World Bank Director for Sustainable Development, Africa Region
  • Gaiv M. Tata, World Bank Director for Financial and Private Sector Development, Africa Region
  • James G. Karanja, General Manager, Freshco Seeds, Kenya
  • Oscar Chemerinski, IFC Director of Agribusiness, Africa and Latin America
Media Contacts
In Washington
Sarwat Hussain
Tel : + 1-202-473-4967
In Dakar, Sénégal
Mademba Ndiaye
Tel : (221) 33-859-41-40