It is with great sadness that all of us in the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa receive the news of the passing of His Excellency, Kofi Annan.
Mr. Annan was a tremendous leader of progress in the world, improving the lives of millions of individuals in Africa and beyond through his work. It is his call for a uniquely African green revolution to ensure that Africa can feed itself that led to AGRA’s creation in 2006 to improve the incomes and livelihoods of Africa’s smallholder farmers. Mr. Annan was the Founding Chair of AGRA and continued offering leadership and guidance to the institution right up until this year as our Board Chair Emeritus.
“I am saddened by the death of Kofi Annan, my elder brother and friend. Africa has lost one if its gallant soldiers,” said Mr. Strive Masiyiwa, AGRA Board Chair. “We express our heartfelt condolences to his wife Nane, his children, and the entire family. Mr. Annan has left a lasting legacy in the quest for a food self-sufficient continent. We will keep his dream and vision alive.”