Promoting Commercial Agriculture in Africa

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  • 1. Business for Development 2008: Promoting Commercial Agriculture in Africa 26th May 2008 OECD Tokyo Centre Denise Wolter Economist 1
  • 2. Why Focus on African Agriculture? • Dominant economic sector in many African countries • Essential role in poverty reduction and economic development • Current food price crisis highlights the need to modernise African agriculture The future of Africa is closely linked to the sustained development of agriculture. 2