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Recently i was in Arusha, Tanzania for the AGRF 2012 conference. This year, the conference  brought together African Leaders, agriculture ministers, international donors, private agribusiness firms, farmers and others to develop concrete plans for scaling African agricultural success.

The lineup included; Tanzania’s  President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, AGRA Chairperson Kofi Annan, Trustee and Co-Founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates, President and CEO of Yara International Jorgen Ole Haslestad and AGRA President Jane Karuku among others.

The climax of the event was seeing President Jakaya Kikwete on the dance floor grooving to the tunes of Kenya’s Eric Wainaina and Zimbambwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi.