The campaign was launched at the African Union Summit with a speech by Elizabeth, a successful female farmer from Uganda; an appearance from musician D’banj; and a video message from Ivorian football star, Yaya Touré.
Over the course of the campaign, over 2 million Africans rose to the occasion and joined ONE in sending a message to leaders by signing the Do Agric petition. These actions made this the biggest mobilisation in ONE’s history!
What we achieved
- At the African Union Summit, leaders reaffirmed their intention to commit 10% of their national budgets towards agricultural growth and improvement in their countries.
- Leaders also promised to double agricultural productivity, halving post-harvest loss, increase youth participation in the agri-business by 30%, and reduce stunting to 10% across Africa.
What we did
- Featuring 11 different languages, the song encouraged African leaders to invest in agriculture in order to ensure food security, create jobs, and boost economies.
- We delivered the Do Agric petition signatures and policy recommendations to four heads of state, a vice president, and six ministers of agriculture across 10 countries.
- We partnered with 19 of Africa’s top recording artists to produce an original song called “Cocoa ‘na Chocolate.”
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