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Dr. Agnes Kalibata

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Dr. Agnes Kalibata, from Rwanda, is AGRA’s President.  Most recently, she was Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). In this role, she was widely considered to be one of the most successful agriculture ministers in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that Agnes has held several leadership positions in the MINAGRI, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, and various other agricultural development organizations.  She sits on various boards including the International Fertilizer Development Corporation (IFDC), Institute of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and the Strategic Advisory Council of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Agnes is an accomplished agricultural scientist and holds a doctorate in entomology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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The 2014 Africa Progress Panel report presents the two faces of Africa: robust economic growth and continuing poverty. But the report suggests Africa could change this duality by asking: how can resources make a positive impact on development?