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Launch of the African Transformation Report 2017: Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation

On October 19, 2017, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted the launch of the African Transformation Report 2017, “Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation,” with Dr. K.Y. Amoako, Founder and President of the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET); Dr. Yaw Ansu, Chief Economist at ACET and primary author of the report; Dr. Mark Sundberg, Deputy Vice President and Chief Economist of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC); and Dr.

Plan for Boosting Ghana’s Agricultural Productivity

Francis Abebrese is focused on the growth potential of Ghana’s agricultural sector. His research is identifying reasons behind low productivity as well as lessons learned, key issues, and policy recommendations for increasing public expenditure and boosting production. He describes the current situation and shares his vision for what’s possible in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.


Boosting Agricultural Productivity and Food Security in Africa: A Case Study of Ghana

On September 7, 2017, The Wilson Center Africa Program hosted Mr. Francis Abebrese, an Economic and Research Analyst at the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) and a Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar with the Africa Program and Dr. Tewodaj Mogues, Senior Research Fellow for the Development Strategy and Governance Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to discuss agricultural productivity and public financing for agriculture in Africa, focusing on Ghana as a case study.