Promoting an African Green Revolution Luanda, Angola 26 th November 2009 Sean de Cleene Vice President – Yara International. Yara global supply network. 1 Trinidad. 2 JV in Libya. 3 JV in Qatar. 4 Porsgrunn. 5 Sluiskil. Yara offices Yara plants. Yara presence in Africa.
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Luanda, Angola 26th November 2009
Sean de Cleene
Vice President – Yara International
2 JV in Libya
3 JV in Qatar
Yara officesYara plantsYara presence in Africa
It is a global challenge to feed people when arable land per person decreases.
Arable landin m2 per person (left axis)
World Populationin billions (right axis)
Develop balanced fertilization programs adapted to local growing conditions
Success of the Oslo Green Revolution Conference series and Yara Prize - leading to African Green Revolution Forum in Africa in 2010
Promoting a green revolution
Develop agricultural value-chain partnerships to help promote African agriculture and achieve food security.
Develop value chain
Agricultural growth corridors
Provide anchor investment to support the development of agricultural growth corridors in key coastal hub locations
Creating an enabling
Subsidies & gov’t interventions
Fiscal Policy & Legislative Reform
Support for facilitating & catalyst institutions
Infrastructure and port facilities
Trade Reform and Cutting Red Tape
Strengthen investment into entire value chain
Extension & Accreditation
Business Planning & Capacity Building
Services & Warehouse Receipting
Market Development & Brokerage
OBJECTIVE: To promote sustainable agricultural growth
While farm productivity improvements are essential to improving overall agricultural growth. In many markets key elements of the agricultural value chain are weak leading to significant market inefficiencies making small holder farmers uncompetitive in the market place. This includes: raw material inputs, distribution systems, transportation and storage services, agronomic advisory services, financing facilities, market outlets etc
Develop working partnerships, with different companies, NGOs , donors and government departments where each has a vested interest in coming together and contributing core knowledge and expertise to address specific gaps along the agricultural value-chain.
Agricultural Growth Corridors
Agriculture related infrastructure - a critical missing piece of the puzzle?
Access to affordable infrastructure
Slide supplied by InfraCo
Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor piece of the puzzle?
Business as unusual
Like Angola , Beira has significant and proven agricultural potential . . .
. . . but there are major constraints on profitable agriculture
Agricultural corridors provide an opportunity to bring the pieces together?
Access to affordable infrastructure
Innovative Financing Mechanisms
Slide adapted from InfraCo
The BAGC initiative aims to stimulate a major revival of agriculture along the corridor
Investment Blueprint underway
Planned first meeting BAGC Partnership
First meeting BAGC Working Group in Maputo
BAGC Concept Note presented at WEF, Cape Town
BAGC Stakeholder workshop in Maputo
Present results at Davos
Concept launched at Davos
Can the Value Chain and Agriculture Corridor model be replicated elsewhere?
Bottom line is there is a critical need to be able to show fast and real agricultural progress on the ground in Africa
=> and that means $$$ into projects and development of new and innovative financing mechanisms that leverage in private sector investment into agriculture