Provost Muhammadou Kah was on the panel at the April 16 policy seminar in Dakar, Senegal.
It was organized by Malabo Montpellier Panel with the theme “Transforming Africa’s agriculture value chains through mechanization.”
Prof. Kah with other panel members such as Dr. Debisi Araba and Prof. Noble Banadda presented the findings of the report and discussed its policy aspects along the agriculture value chains.
They recognized the need for job provision to the growing African population and submitted that mechanization of value chains if done right may not replace labor but can enhance employment.
Co-founder of FarmDrive, Peris Bosire, and other private-sector practitioners based in Senegal, including the Senior Market Systems Advisor at RTI International, Jean-Michel Voisard, Founder and Director-General of La Vivrière, Binta Coulibaly, and CEO of Mamelles Jaboot, Pierre Ndiaye, were among the other panel members.
The Malabo Montpellier Panel is a group of international agriculture experts who guide policy choices that accelerate progress towards food and nutritional security in Africa.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa