Supporting female farmers, shaping Brand Africa and encouraging good governance: catch up on the best quotes and most startling facts from the World Economic Forum on Africa, taking place in Cape Town.

“If we can involve young people and women in all our human endeavours, then this continent is poised to be among the greatest in the world in the next 50 years. It’s possible. It can be done.”
Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, in: Building with BRICS

“Nobody drinks oil, nobody smokes gas. Agriculture is going to be the lifeline for Africa.” Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria, in: Agriculture: Investing in Transformation

“We Africans need to believe in ourselves. Then the world will open up to us.”
Tabitha M. Karanja, Chief Executive Officer, Keroche Breweries, Kenya, in: Made in Africa

“80% of the food we eat in Africa is produced by smallholder farmers. 80% of those are women. Yet, as someone said last night, men eat first.”
Jane Karuku, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Nairobi, in: Agriculture: Investing in Transformation

“People want to hear stories and be moved by them. That’s something we as Africans have: great stories.”
Anant Singh, Film Producer and Distributor, Videovision Entertainment, South Africa, in: Made in Africa

“Without active citizens, you can’t have responsible governments.”
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International, in: Governance Best Practices

“We have to figure out how to use the resources of this continent for its own transformation.” Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB), in: Building with BRICS

“I look forward to seeing Africa brand itself as a place for good returns and good corporate practice.”
Jubril Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando, Nigeria, in: Made in Africa

“This growth is robust. We expect it to continue.”
David A. Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC, in: Building with BRICS

“We have to tell citizens: It’s your right. You go and vote.”
Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique (1986-2005)