African Transformation Report 2017: agriculture - powering Africa’s economic transformation

The second African Transformation Report provides a data-rich assessment of the state of agriculture in Africa, its impact on macro-economic outcomes and its recent performance. It focuses on land tenure systems and the kinds of reforms that would enable customary tenure systems to better support commercial agriculture. It advocates the increased production of food staples to feed households and support value-adding activity, while emphasising agricultural transformation as a driver of job opportunities for educated youth in farming and in agricultural value chains off-farm. Finally, it makes recommendations on gender equity and environmentally friendly policies in the context of climate change.