Africa is currently facing several development challenges due to domestic resource scarcity as well as the declining trend in the volume of external resources. This means Africa may not have sufficient resources to tackle all its problems. As a result, effective and efficient use of scarce development resources will be a sin quo non for the future growth and success of the continent. Considering its growth potential, employment generation and contribution to GDP, agriculture sector has been identified as a key sector to achieve the economic and social transformation of the continent. Given the resource and coordinating capacity constraints, there is a consensus by African policy makers to focus on few agricultural value chains that have significant economy-wide impacts.
APDC through its partners are well suited to train