The Africa Progress Panel (APP) will Thursday release its annual Africa Progress Report, ”Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s Green and Blue revolutions”, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
The report will argue that Africa can and must unleash green and blue revolutions in its agriculture and fisheries.
It will also highlight the opportunities for Africa of the world’s growing demand for food and the critical importance of agriculture and fisheries for two thirds of people in Africa engaged in these sectors.
The report will also recommend related policies, including policies to scale-up Africa’s infrastructure and extend its financial services, and outline the urgent need to stop the plunder of Africa’s timber and fisheries.
The APP, chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, comprises ten distinguished individuals from private and public sectors who advocate for shared responsibility between African leaders and their international partners to promote equitable and sustainable development for Africa.
The Panel was originally formed through a UK Government initiative as a vehicle to maintain focus on the commitments to Africa made by the international community in the wake of the Gleneagles G8 Summit in 2005 and the Commission for Africa Report in 2007.
The Panel focuses on complex and high-impact issues such as global governance, peace and security, climate change, food security, sustainable economic development, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Other members of the APP include former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo; Founder of Transparency International Peter Eigen and Musician Bob Geldof,