Expanding on the theme of agriculture's business potential, Millison Narh, chairman of the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA
) and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, said that while there are some 700m hectares of arable land in Africa, much of it remains uncultivated.
The day kicked off with a short introduction, which was headlined by the director of CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, The Netherlands), Michael Hailu, AFRACA
's (the African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association) secretary-general Saleh Gashua and the executive director of the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS), Kinandu Murangu.
chairman Jean Marie Emungu said that African governments should have peace and political stability to generate the right environment for agricultural production.