In December 2012, CFC with the help of the Dutch authorities and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) organized a workshop on the following theme: “Business Driving Agriculture Development in Africa: New realism or wishful thinking?”. Representatives of several organisations participated in this event including the entire Board of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) presided over by the former UN Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, Unilever, OXFAM Novib, SNV, ADM International, Agri-ProFocus, several European universities, Rabobank, Rijk Zwaan, KIT, CFC and several high level representatives of Dutch Ministries.
Video footage on the reactions of participants at the closed session.
A follow up event will be held on 11 April 2013 at KIT in Amsterdam. During the meeting the participants will explore the potential of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the development agenda. The meeting is expected to provide a further stimulus to promote cooperation between CFC, KIT, other development partners and the private sector.