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AGRA President among top 100 in Africa

BY: Graphic Business
Dr Agnes Kalibata,President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Dr Agnes Kalibata,President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

The President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr Agnes Kalibata, has been named by Reputation Poll International as being among the “100 Most Reputable Africans of 2020”.

The 2020 list features 47 women and 53 men from diverse sectors including leadership, entertainment, advocacy, education and business. Other leaders named on the list include the Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from Cameroon, Dr Vera Songwe,  and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed.

Dr Kalibata joined AGRA as its President in September 2014. She leads the organisation’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, inclusive, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa.

“Thrilled to be included among this list of African changemakers. My inclusion in this list is due in large part to the excellence of the team and partners I have around me who believe strongly that change can and will come to African agriculture,” she said.

Under Dr Kalibata’s leadership, AGRA is working to increase the incomes and improve food security for 30 million farming households in 11 African countries by 2021 through targeted investments to strengthen three core areas: Support to institutional capacity and a stronger policy reform environment; Stronger input delivery systems in agriculture: and Growing public/private partnerships for inclusive agricultural growth.