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AGRA's Issoufou Kapran among eight to join Purdue's Alumni roll

Issoufou Kapran AGRA's program officer- seed production and  dissemination  in Accra, Ghana  has received recognition for his work in developing  a viable seed industry as a means of combating food insecurity in Africa. He is among eight educators, executives and researchers who will receive the Purdue University 2015 Distinguished...

AGRA chair named among top ten most powerful men in Africa

AGRA chairman Strive Masiyiwa has topped the Forbes 2015 list of ten most powerful men in Arica. The selection of these individuals was based on their actions in 2014 an extremely challenging year for the continent. In 2014, he led the African business community and private sector in the...

AGRA chair emeritus meets Ghanas president John Mahama

AGRA’s board chair emeritus Kofi Anan visited the President of Ghana, John Mahama.  A post from the president’s Facebook page said the visit afforded them the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues. Kofi Anan was accompanied by a member of the presidential advisory group on the Economy,...


What we do

Seeds iconImproving Africa’s SEED systems

Africa is facing a shortage of quality seeds. Poor seed combined with climate change is exacerbating the already critical food shortage in sub-Saharan Africa.

Soil iconRevitalising Africa’s SOILS

Africa‘s soils are among the most degraded in the world, and steps must be taken to increase fertility and encourage the use of better agronomic practices.

Markets iconIncreasing access to MARKETS

African smallholder farmers have limited access to local and regional markets, reducing their ability to sell their produce. This limits smallholder incomes and food security in general.

Policy iconHelping to design better POLICIES

Policy and regulatory bottlenecks hamper the adoption of new technologies by smallholder farmers and discourage investment by other value chain actors. Much must be done to create better enabling policy environments.

Farmers organisations iconStrengthening FARMER ORGANIZATIONS

Smallholder farmers must band together in increasing numbers to increase their negotiating power in purchasing inputs and selling their produce.

Finance iconAgriculture FINANCE

Smallholder farmers must have access to more affordable credit if they are to improve yields, protect soil resources, and expand their businesses.

Stories from the field

Success Story - High Yields in Nigeria

An AGRA funded project in Nigeria is helping farmers in Nigeria achieve crop yields in line with their international counterparts. About 2000 famers involved in the project are reporting their yields have increased from 1.4 tons per ha to 4-7 ton per ha, putting them in line with international...

Juggling Professions from teaching to farming

As dawn breaks on the hills of Burera district in the wee hours of the morning, our eyes were treated to magnificent scenery of miles and miles of well planted climbing beans that at a distance could be mistaken for sorghum or maize fields. As early as six, the...

Farmers fear maize losses could reach catastrophic levels

By Anthony Muchoki, Dar es Salaam Tanzania’s farmers are facing the prospect of seeing their bumper harvest turn into a bumper post-harvest loss, unless urgent measures are taken. The use of improved seeds, better management techniques and ideal climate conditions has given Tanzania’s farmers a ‘good year problem’ more...