Some serious thinking on a subject close to our hearts…
You may have heard buzz words like ‘economic transformation’ and ‘agricultural transformation’ in government speeches, the media or (if you’re a bit of a policy wonk) if you follow some of the discussions at the AU, UNECA or regional bodies like SADC.
These are two key priorities for many African governments (and donor organisations) who are desperate for the continent to get on a new development path with greater levels of industrialisation and more job opportunities. This new discourse is therefore important for civil society organisations to understand when we are designing and seeking to fund agriculture programmes.
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