Vicky Ford – 2022 Comments on Africa and the Green Revolution

The comments made by Vicky Ford, the Minister for Africa, on 11 May 2022.

I am delighted to have made my first visit to Côte d’Ivoire and to be the first UK Minister to attend a UN Convention to Combat Desertification COP event.

I’ve seen the breadth of partnership between governments to improve the lives of those most affected by the disastrous impact climate change is having on agriculture.

This includes the impressive progress accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies across the agriculture sector, delivering the Agriculture Breakthrough agreed by leaders at COP26 in Glasgow.

I congratulate the Ivorian government on their leadership in hosting this important event, and look forward to continuing conversations on our shared interests.