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Mr. Isaac Aggrey Ghana West Africa Social Entrepreneurs Network
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Sub-Saharan Africa can produce more of its own food products to feed its people, create jobs, support growth and save lives. For this to happen, The West Africa Social Entrepreneurs Network has assured the following things are in place; macroeconomic stability, affordable and easy access to capital, openness to trade, appropriate skills, and an overall enabling environment where citizens especially women farmers transact business to respond to the need for employment and income generating activities.

It has embarked on a number of programs in Ghana which has helped improve farmer yields across rural communities. The Volta and Ashanti region were selected as pilots for this project.

A new sustainable intensification skill development in these regions has breed improvement whiles other technical assistance has helped over 100 young adult women farmers to achieve higher yields and has further increase the average maize, yam, cassava, palm oil and banana yields. By observing these women who are presently making these types of positive impacts in their communities, it becomes clear that with adequate education, training, financial and other support, they would have the capacity to spur sustainable growth and development across the continent.

Kathy Kelley United States of America Atypica Inc
Prof. Javier Diaz Bay Spain Universidad de Córdoba
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Tesis Doctoral sobre Seguridad Alimentaria y Crecimiento Económico en América Latina y el Caribe.

Dr. Bernd Steimann Switzerland HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
Ms. Lin-Mari Roodt South Africa
Ms. Monique Mikhail United States of America Greenpeace International
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Policy to encourage ecological farming.

Ms. Tina Goethe Switzerland Bread for all
Skyring Price United States of America
Dr. Riikka Sievänen Finland University of Helsinki
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Responsible (agricultural) investment by institutional investors

Marion Aberle Germany Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
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Land Issues