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AGCO sponsors youth investment summit in Africa

An event held last week in Accra, Ghana, explored issues surrounding the way young people have been playing a transformational role in agriculture across the world

AGCO, a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, was a sponsor for the event, which was named the OIC International Youth Investment Summit: The Road to Economic Growth.

Louisa Parker, manager for institutional funding and stakeholders relations for Africa and the Middle East at AGCO, revealed details of new research that studies how young people are transforming agriculture across the world.

The report revealed how younger people are choosing farming as a career and how young farmers are taking over family farms and transforming the way they are managed.

It found that young people’s enthusiasm, energy and optimism is combined with an increasing demand for food across the world.

AGCO has been developing its business and facilities in the region and has recently constructed and opened a new Parts Distribution Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as a new regional office in Cape Town.

The company has carried out work on a variety of projects to improve its distribution network in North, West and East Africa.