Former Ethiopia Prime Minister and Board Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) , Hailemariam Dessalegn, arrived in Ghana on Sunday on the third leg of a pan-African mission to urge leaders to prioritize investment in agriculture for food security and strengthened economies.
His visit is coming ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit in September, where the world’s leaders will evaluate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 2 the eradication of hunger from the continent.
The AGRA delegation includes the organistion’s President, Dr Agnes Kalibata. They will meet with the president of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday 28 June. The AGRA delegation will also meet with development partners and conduct field visits.
As well as lauding the progress that Ghana has made to advance the country’s inclusive agriculture transformation, they will brief President Nana Akufo-Addo on preparations for the AGRF 2021 Summit to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in September.